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crusty

mod. feisty; gruff. (Very old, 1500s.) Unlike most crusty, old men, Jed hasn’t a single redeeming quality.
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Doctors were happy to remove the nuisance mole but it quickly grew back bigger, uglier and crustier.
Audit reports reflected land crustier GB-7777, Mercedes Benz-005, Bullet proof Mercedes GD-344 and Toyota Corolla IDM-8025 remained under the use of former chairman senate Mohammedmian Soomro while the vehicles used by the incumbent deputy chairman senate Jan Muhammad Jamali included Land Cruiser PARADO GK-999 and Honda Civic IDM-4040.
The older and crustier members at Wimbledon might be faint at the thought of the All England Club being turned into Scottish football's legendary home on a temporary basis.
You get a crustier crust that gets your teeth working better and a loaf that is more pleasing to the eye.
FEW INDUSTRIES FACE CRUSTIER BARRIERS TO MUSHROOMING PROFITABILITY THAN THE PIZZERIA BIZ.
The snow got deeper and crustier until he got stuck and couldn't move backward or forward," Miller said.
He longs for an older, crustier reality that somehow acknowledges the vanished dockworkers and harbor traffic--but without turning the waterfront into self-themed, commercially driven historic preserves, as at the South Street Seaport.
His raincoat was sodden, his trouser legs were sodden and his face was splattered in spots resembling the crustier phase of chicken pox.
Presbyterian pies are crustier, while Catholic fillings run deeper.
And it occurs to me that Philippe's French rolls might be a tad superior, crustier, possessing more of that ``fresh-out-of-the-oven'' character.