Kissing-crust

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Kissing-crust that part of the upper crust of the loaf which, while baking, overhangs the edge and touches another
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cyssan, to kiss—coss, a kiss; Ger. küssen, Dan. kys; allied to choose and gust.

Usage

In literature:

But Joscelyn pointed out that one of the kissing-crusts had been pulled off in the night.
"Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard" by Eleanor Farjeon
She rained kisses on his ice-crusted brows and snow-beaten eyes.
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
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In poetry:

Yet Love as gladly and full-fed hath fared
Upon a broken crust that two have shared;
And from scant wine as glorious dreams drawn up
Seeing two lovers kissed above the cup.
"The Disciples" by Theodosia Garrison