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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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I could tell the seal was a bit dehydrated by the crustiness around its eyes," said Rory.
It was a bit runny underneath and with no baked-on top crustiness, which I don't at all mind.
And venerable crustiness has its own endearing charms.
It's quite boggy and pusfilled with lots of oozing and crustiness," she cheerfully described.
Finally, spelt wheat moulding ensures a crustiness that inscribes the Campasinellt in a current worldwide trend for crusty breads.
Customer Marie Claire said: "It's not a traditional French baguette, of course, We've lost the crustiness of the bread.
He's not an unelectable oddball like Ron Paul, an overreaching Sunday-school teacher like Google-tormented Rick Santorum, or a publicity-loving flash in the pan like Herman Cain, who, rather like his former company's pizza, specializes in crustiness Smothered with cheese.
I might even squeeze it a little and frown, to imply undesirable crustiness.
Barbara Gordon of Goffstown, New Hampshire, noticed crustiness around the nose of her German Shorthaired Pointer, Dagr (pronounced Dagger), during the summer of 2010.
Some 50 minutes of treatment promises to iron out shaving irritations, pallid skin and general crustiness.
He became a beloved iconic figure; his crustiness and long-standing political incorrectness, in place before the term came into common usage, became desirable and admired to the extent that in Italy, following the release of Barney's Version, the embrace of what the Italians called Bameyano took on a kind of national fervour.