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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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Bristow was a hit on I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, TV's jolly caper round a campfire, where the Crafty Cockney's plain speaking cut through even the crustiest cockroach dessert on the bushtucker trial menu.
Our travel guide, which we didn't happen to reference until after booking the hotel, called this area "the city at its crustiest and perhaps most Roman.
While many would like to keep the best-kept secrets here under wraps, as millions of worldwide TV viewers set their dials to one of several weekly reality TV shows filmed in the state, not even the crustiest sourdough can argue with the economic development resulting from the rapidly growing television industry here.
and "Last Chance Salvation" will set the crustiest secular humanist's toes to tapping.
Thereafter, there is chapter after chapter full of extracts and ideas and guidance suitable for both the freshest NQT and the crustiest, classroom lag (of which I am one).
Even the crustiest of my newsroom--oops, information center-colleagues must know now that the newspaper's Web site is our friend, with its amazing power to convert the printed word into a combination TV station, newspaper, bulletin board, and town hall meeting.
The hearts of even the crustiest skeptics would melt watching these stately, dignified pets lift their elegant gray chins and sing like it's the old days.
There was some of the crustiest, nicest bread I've eaten in a long time, too.
With just a rinse of water, the cookwear repels even the stickiest and crustiest baked-on foods.
The resulting silent movie was a brilliant piece of slapstick, linking the crustiest of narratives with the craftiest of cinematic devices.