Crustiness
Crustiness Crust"i*ness (-[i^]-n[e^]s), n. 1. The state or quality of having crust or being like crust; hardness. [1913 Webster]

2. The quality of being crusty or surly. [1913 Webster]

Old Christy forgot his usual crustiness. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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