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crunchie

1. slang An infantry soldier. Send some crunchies in there to ambush that enemy fort.
2. slang A derogatory name for an Afrikaner. Primarily heard in South Africa.

crunchy

1. Describing a person leading a lifestyle marked by interest in outdoor pursuits, natural products, or environmental issues, especially while also having an unconventional, "unpolished" appearance. A shortening of "crunchy-granola"; often used pejoratively. Is anyone surprised that our crunchy neighbors have taken up composting all their food waste in their back yard, right where everyone in the neighborhood has to smell it?
2. Describing such pursuits or interests. Have you been to that really crunchy artisan market, the one where everything is made of hemp?

crunchy-granola

1. Describing a person leading a lifestyle marked by interest in outdoor pursuits, natural products, or environmental issues, especially while also having an unconventional, "unpolished" appearance. Often used pejoratively. Is anyone surprised that our crunchy-granola neighbors have taken up composting all their food waste in their back yard, right where everyone in the neighborhood has to smell it?
2. Describing such pursuits or interests. Have you been to that really crunchy-granola artisan market, the one where everything is made of hemp?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

crunchie

n. a soldier; a marching infantry soldier. (see also crunchers.) Crunchies have a pretty hard life.

crunchy

mod. [of someone] loving nature, plants, and animals. (The type of person who lives on granola.) He’s such a crunchy guy, always saving whales and trees.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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In vivo, NEOSORB P300 DC tablets are characterized mainly by a sensation of melting and practically no crunchiness. In comparison, XYLISORB DC tablets exhibit both crunchiness and melting sensations (Figure 2).
When cooked to your personal preference for crunchiness or limpness, remove the asparagus from the grill and serve.
Crisp to the point of crunchiness, they are destined to be a bartender's delight, since the highly spiced flavors virtually demand a drink in the other hand.
Peanuts and water chestnuts that retain their crunchiness, a pleasant soy-sauce character, balanced spicing, and large, discrete vegetable pieces make this one a keeper.
It was thought that the deregulated system now lacked, in a word, crunchiness.' Then came a series of credit disasters.
class="MsoNormalFor the cabbage, it was rather bland and saltless but when dipped into the stew, it added a much welcomed crunchiness.
Also, because of how apparent the crunchiness and sweetness was of the pears, it gave me the idea to add the jalape[+ or -]o and red onion as a much needed spicy complement for a taco.
The salad was a playful fusion of grilled eggplant cubes soaked in a generous dressing of tangy lemon juice balanced out by a sweet and pungent pomegranate sauce and mixed with cherry tomatoes, parsley, bell peppers and onions -- the latter two adding a hint of crunchiness that worked well with the soft aubergine
Figs are lusciously sweet and feature a complex texture that combines well with the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin and the crunchiness of their seeds.
It tasted slightly sweeter than meat, but with a caramelised crunchiness to the outside and a convincing bounce to its texture.
I grew up with their crunchiness and saltiness and their tanginess when dipped in vinegar.
Blanch the prawns in hot oil to keep their crunchiness. Heat oil, stir fry garlic and drizzle with wine.
The saute potatoes were tiny, circular slices of very small new potatoes, but cooked just to the right point between firmness and crunchiness. The leaves and the samphire that dressed it gave a peppery and salty flavour in delicately balanced measure, while the confit of lemon maintained a freshness with every mouthful.
Creamy and a little indulgent but with the added crunchiness and fire of the red onion, this was the dish of the two I'd more likely order again - especially if I could top it off with a few pine nuts to further complement the texture.
Dipping the patties in the WPI solution increased their hardness and crunchiness, but did not change their flavor profile.