Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A crust of bread.

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Examples

  • High forehead, hair the color of bread-crust, with an exaggerated widow's peak, pale brows above skeptical hooded eyes of cold green with an inner ring of amber around the pupil, thin-bridged nose, mouth habitually downturned so as not to give away the fact that the infrequent smile could charm and bedazzle.

    Perseus Spur

  • He had something more than a turnip and stale bread-crust on his mind, however.

    Magic's Promise

  • Their fingers, and their toes, just freeze on to rock; and they tear it up like bread-crust.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • -- [You should vary the diet with wheat, Indian corn, bits of bread-crust, bread-and-milk squeezed dry, with any kind of nut occasionally, and a few blades of grass or field weeds.]

    Little Folks (December 1884) A Magazine for the Young

  • The lobby, with its thick pillars of porous Caen stone, its pointed vaulting, and a brown glazed-tile floor like well-baked bread-crust, is a combination of cathedral-crypt and rathskellar.

    Babbitt

  • The lobby, with its thick pillars of porous Caen stone, its pointed vaulting, and a brown glazed-tile floor like well-baked bread-crust, is

    Babbitt

  • They roamed for a long time about the island without any success whatever, but at last the penetrating smell of bread-crust and sour sheepskin put them on the track.

    A Survey of Russian Literature, with Selections

  • I make out by soakin 'my bread-crust in my coffee.

    Dixie Hart

  • A silence followed the Bravo's last speech, during which Trombin consumed more pilaf, and his companion thoughtfully salted a small bit of bread-crust, ate it slowly, and then sipped the old Samian wine from the blue and white glass beaker which he kept constantly quite full.

    Stradella

  • She called them and drew some bread-crust from her pocket.

    La faute de l'Abbe Mouret

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