Webster 1913 Edition
The hard external coat or covering of anything; the hard exterior surface or outer shell; an incrustation;
I have known the statute of an emperor quite hid under a
Below this icy
crustof conformity, the waters of infidelity lay dark and deep as ever.
The hard exterior or surface of bread, in distinction from the soft part or crumb; or a piece of bread grown dry or hard.
The cover or case of a pie, in distinction from the soft contents.
The dough, or mass of doughy paste, cooked with a potpie; – also called
crustthy teeth defies.
He that keeps nor
They . . . made the
crustfor the venison pasty.
The exterior portion of the earth, formerly universally supposed to inclose a molten interior.
The shell of crabs, lobsters, etc.
A hard mass, made up of dried secretions blood, or pus, occurring upon the surface of the body.
An incrustation on the interior of wine bottles, the result of the ripening of the wine; a deposit of tartar, etc. See
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To cover with a crust; to cover or line with an incrustation; to incrust.
The whole body is
crustedover with ice.
And now their legs, and breast, and bodies stood
Very foul and
Their minds are
crustedover, like diamonds in the rock.
To gather or contract into a hard crust; to become incrusted.
The place that was burnt . . .
Webster 1828 Edition
1.An external coat or covering of a thing, which is hard or harder than the internal substance; as the crust of bread; the crust of snow; the crust of dross; the crust of a pie.
2.A piece of crust; a waste piece of bread.
3.A shell, as the hard covering of a crab and some other animals.
5.The superficial substances of the earth are, in geology, called its crust.
1.To cover with a hard case or coat; to spread over the surface a substance harder than the matter covered; to incrust; as, to crust a thing with clay; to crust cake with sugar; crusted with bark.
2.To cover with concretions.