Crisp

Definition of Crisp

Pronunciation: kr?spt
a.1.Curling in stiff curls or ringlets; as, crisp hair.
2.Curled with the ripple of the water.
You nymphs called Naiads, of the winding brooks . . .
Leave jour crisp channels.
- Shak.
3.Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short, sharp fracture; as, crisp snow.
The cakes at tea ate short and crisp.
- Goldsmith.
4.Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in a fresh, unwilted condition.
It [laurel] has been plucked nine months, and yet looks as hale and crisp as if it would last ninety years.
- Leigh Hunt.
5.Lively; sparking; effervescing.
Your neat crisp claret.
- Beau. & Fl.
6.Brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively.
The snug, small room, and the crisp fire.
- Dickens.
v. t.1.To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees.
[imp. & p. p. Crisped (kr?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. Crisping.]
2.To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple. Cf. Crimp.
The lover with the myrtle sprays
Adorns his crisped tresses.
- Drayton.
Along the crisped shades and bowers.
- Milton.
The crisped brooks,
Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold.
- Milton.
3.To make crisp or brittle, as in cooking.
Crisping iron
an instrument by which hair or any textile fabric is crisped.
Crisping pin
the simplest form of crisping iron.
- Is. iii. 22.
v. i.1.To undulate or ripple. Cf. Crisp, v. t.
To watch the crisping ripples on the beach.
- Tennuson.
n.1.That which is crisp or brittle; the state of being crisp or brittle; as, burned to a crisp; specifically, the rind of roasted pork; crackling.

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