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English Dictionary: crust by the DICT Development Group
4 results for crust
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the outer layer of the Earth [syn: crust, {Earth's crust}]
  2. a hard outer layer that covers something
    Synonym(s): crust, incrustation, encrustation
  3. the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
    Synonym(s): crust, gall, impertinence, impudence, insolence, cheekiness, freshness
  1. form a crust or form into a crust; "The bread crusted in the oven"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Crust \Crust\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crusted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Crusting}.] [Cf. OF. crouster, L. crustare. See {Crust}, n.
      To cover with a crust; to cover or line with an incrustation;
      to incrust.
               The whole body is crusted over with ice. --Boyle.
               And now their legs, and breast, and bodies stood
               Crusted with bark.                                 --Addison.
               Very foul and crusted bottles.               --Swift.
               Their minds are crusted over, like diamonds in the
               rock.                                                      --Felton.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Crust \Crust\ (kr?st), n. [L. crusta: cf. OF. crouste, F.
      cro[ucir]te; prob. akin to Gr. [?][?][?][?][?] ice, E.
      crystal, from the same root as E. crude, raw. See {Raw}, and
      cf. {Custard}.]
      1. The hard external coat or covering of anything; the hard
            exterior surface or outer shell; an incrustation; as, a
            crust of snow.
                     I have known the statute of an emperor quite hid
                     under a crust of dross.                     --Addison.
                     Below this icy crust of conformity, the waters of
                     infidelity lay dark and deep as ever. --Prescott.
      2. (Cookery)
            (a) The hard exterior or surface of bread, in distinction
                  from the soft part or crumb; or a piece of bread grown
                  dry or hard.
            (b) The cover or case of a pie, in distinction from the
                  soft contents.
            (c) The dough, or mass of doughy paste, cooked with a
                  potpie; -- also called {dumpling}.
                           Th' impenetrable crust thy teeth defies.
                           He that keeps nor crust nor crumb. --Shak.
                           They . . . made the crust for the venison pasty.
      3. (Geol.) The exterior portion of the earth, formerly
            universally supposed to inclose a molten interior.
      4. (Zo[94]l.) The shell of crabs, lobsters, etc.
      5. (Med.) A hard mass, made up of dried secretions blood, or
            pus, occurring upon the surface of the body.
      6. An incrustation on the interior of wine bottles, the
            result of the ripening of the wine; a deposit of tartar,
            etc. See {Beeswing}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Crust \Crust\, v. i.
      To gather or contract into a hard crust; to become incrusted.
               The place that was burnt . . . crusted and healed.
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