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Definition of Crust


  1. The hard external coat or covering of anything; the hard exterior surface or outer shell; an incrustation; as, a crust of snow.
  2. The hard exterior or surface of bread, in distinction from the soft part or crumb; or a piece of bread grown dry or hard.
  3. The cover or case of a pie, in distinction from the soft contents.
  4. The dough, or mass of doughy paste, cooked with a potpie; -- also called dumpling.
  5. The exterior portion of the earth, formerly universally supposed to inclose a molten interior.
  6. The shell of crabs, lobsters, etc.
  7. A hard mass, made up of dried secretions blood, or pus, occurring upon the surface of the body.
  8. An incrustation on the interior of wine bottles, the result of the ripening of the wine; a deposit of tartar, etc. See Beeswing.
  9. To cover with a crust; to cover or line with an incrustation; to incrust.
  10. To gather or contract into a hard crust; to become incrusted.

Crust Quotations

Was I always going to be here? No I was not. I was going to be homeless at one time, a taxi driver, truck driver, or any kind of job that would get me a crust of bread. You never know what's going to happen.
Morgan Freeman

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.

When you share your last crust of bread with a beggar, you mustn't behave as if you were throwing a bone to a dog. You must give humbly, and thank him for allowing you to have a part in his hunger.
Giovanni Guareschi

Whether rich or poor, a home is not a home unless the roots of love are ever striking deeper through the crust of the earthly and the conventional, into the very realities of being, not consciously always; seldom, perhaps; the simplicity of loving grows by living simply near nature and God.
Lucy Larcom

All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
Havelock Ellis
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Crust Translations

crust in French is abaisse
crust in German is Kruste, Kruste
crust in Norwegian is skare, skorpe
crust in Spanish is costra
crust in Swedish is skorpa