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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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We just used to get cards from my aunts and uncles so there was maybe a dozen but they all seemed to be glittery and the glitter was much thicker and crustier than the fine stuff used today.
The steam feature that gives us crustier bread has already drawn plenty of compliments from our customers; which confirms that Tom Chandley was the right solution'.
It may be able to determine why the far side of our companion is just plain crustier.
Crustier Newmarket members who fear that this encroaching socialist tide will result in them being slaughtered in their beds might be relieved to hear that while Engels was indeed a revolutionary thinker he also enjoyed pursuits they might regard more favourably.
By the time the storm is over this ex-boxer, ex-systems engineer, ex-corporate cog will have clashed with thugs, made common cause with the island's crustier types, and delved into minds on the verge of madness.
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.
Grumbling, beleaguered, put-upon Allen Gast, crustier than a pot pie.
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.
Barbecue sauce that is applied at the beginning of smoking will become darker and crustier than if slathered on near the end of the cooking time.
The snow got deeper and crustier until he got stuck and couldn't move backward or forward," Miller said.
The unglazed baking surface of the stoneware simulates the effect of baking in an old-fashioned brick-lined oven, resulting in consistent browning, crustier breads, moister interiors, and improved flavor.