crispness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crispness a pleasing firmness and freshness "crispness of new dollar bills","crispness of fresh lettuce"
    • n crispness firm but easily broken
    • n crispness an expressive style that is direct and to the point "the crispness of his reply"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sugar Bear (the mascot for Golden Crisps cereal) was born in 1963
    • n Crispness The state or quality of being crisp.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crispness The state of being crisp, crimped, curled, or brittle.
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Usage

In literature:

What perfume so rare as the crisp fragrance breathing from her robes?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864" by Various
This ballad was written by fifty-year-old Adam Crisp who lived in Fletcher, North Carolina, at the time of Collins' death.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
In every front yard and along every street front the householders were busy raking the crisp autumn leaves into great heaps and long piles.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
But, at length, one crisp morning, when he was down by the lakeside fishing, he found a mate.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Place a plain shell on a crisp lettuce leaf, add a slice of tomato, not larger, on top.
"American Cookery" by Various
The roads were crisp, and the horse sometimes stumbled; but the rider pressed on.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Mrs Widger shovelled the crisp mackerel from the frying-pan into our plates.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
And he took great strides along the crisp white road.
"Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885" by Various
The morning on which Bradley was to begin his term at the seminary was a clear, crisp day in later November.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
Have a quick fire, and fry until brown and crisp, drain on paper, sprinkle with salt and serve.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
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In poetry:

Where Jove, with thunder-garlands wreathed,
And crisp locks frayed like fretted foam,
Sits with his lightnings half unsheathed,
And frowns against the foes of Rome.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Slowly as stirs a lion from his bed,
Lengthens his limbs, and crisps his mane, She rose,
Then shook out all her strength, and, flashing, said,
``Where are my foes?''
"Pax Britannica" by Alfred Austin
"Let us take them in order. The first is the taste,
Which is meager and hollow, but crisp:
Like a coat that is rather too tight in the waist,
With a flavor of Will-o-the-wisp.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
"Let us take them in order. The first is the taste,
Which is meagre and hollow, but crisp:
Like a coat that is rather too tight in the waist,
With a flavour of Will-o'-the-Wisp.
"Fit The Second - The Bellman's Speech" by Lewis Carroll
The pawpaw drooped its golden breasts above
Less generous than the honey of her flesh;
The innocent sunlight showed the place of love;
The dew on its dark hairs winked crisp and fresh.
"Imperial Adam" by A D Hope
No prayers or incense rose up in those hours
Which grew to be years, and every day came mute
Ghosts from the ovens, sifting through crisp air,
And settled upon his eyes in a black soot.
"More Light! More Light!" by Anthony Hecht

In news:

Mario Batali cooks them until they're tender but still a little crisp, then tosses the endives with a lemony dressing and tops them with slices of Provatura (an Italian cheese that's similar to mozzarella but firmer).
Leftover mashed potato es mean crisp, golden potato cakes the following morning.
It was a crisp but mostly sunny morning at Greenway Park in Beaverton for the Olivia Medici Memorial Run.
Officially Mezze serves "modern Mediterranean" cuisine: plump, glistening pearls of Israeli couscous with sea urchin, braised tripe with crisp falafel, shakshouka with sweetbreads and yogurt.
Pop the baking sheet into the oven for about an hour, until the meringues are crisp on the outside and chewy and a little gooey in the middle.
NORTH ARLINGTON — The men in the photos are mirror image s of one another, twin brothers in the crisp dress blues of the Marine Corps.
Using cornstarch rather than flour makes the crust especially crisp.
The double sizzle – above and below – gave this naan its signature blisters, crisp and chewy charm.
Frost gives northernmost trees crisp colors.
NOURISH Kid-Friendly Apple Crisp.
Polarizers make a scene look better by increasing saturation, reducing or eliminating glare and, in particular, darkening down a washed-out, milquetoast cyan sky to a crisp slate blue.
The unmarked black sedan shot into the garage under One Police Plaza, giving the sentry barely enough time to leap to attention and snap off a crisp salute.
DAVID COOPER/TORONTO STAR Simple, poppyseed shortbread cookies baked crisp.
One of the most popular dishes, I'm told, is the braised brisket meat loaf, a compact brick of tender shredded beef, crisped up on the stove and topped with sautéed garlic and garlic chives.
I taly's probably not the first country that comes to mind when you think of potato chip s (that honor would go to the UK, proud home of the prawn-cocktail crisp).
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In science:

Inspired by the Tits conjecture and its solution by Crisp and Paris, [CP], we investigate subgroups of the braid groups Brn generated by powers of the band generators aij .
Presentations of subgroups of the braid group generated by powers of band generators
John Crisp, Luis Paris: The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group, Invent.
Presentations of subgroups of the braid group generated by powers of band generators
The second way demands crispness or precision in the information needs.
On challenges and opportunities of designing integrated IT platforms for supporting knowledge works in organizations
Water vapour is present at only ∼ 30 ppmv (Meadows & Crisp, 1996).
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
Meadows, V. S. & Crisp, D. 1996 Ground-based near-infrared observations of the Venus nightside: the thermal structure and water abundance near the surface. J.
The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres
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