crust crust  /ˈkrəst/


  1. (n) the outer layer of the Earth
  2. (n) a hard outer layer that covers something
  3. (n) the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take liberties
  4. (v) form a crust or form into a crust


  1. Another safety feature: incredible, crust-of-the-Earth-cooling slowness.
  2. Like, she should just be happy that she's invited to this dinner party, she's a spinster, she should expect nothing more than a crust of bread washed down with a cup of loneliness.
  3. NASA may also launch a probe to melt through the moon's icy crust in an effort to detect signs of liquid water and life.


  1. Comment on Davidson: 39 debutantes, 27 Young Men of Distinction presented at Denver Ballet Guild's Le Bal de Ballet

    Debutantes and young men of distinction ... another world indeed. Welcome to the new era of Obama socialism, where the voices of the upper crust such as Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, are growing dimmer by the day ... The GOP is in disarray trying to deal with the new paradigm associated with changing demographics! By the way, I've worked for some of these upper crust families ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. Lard pie crust

    Makes one 9-inch double-crust pie 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup cold lard 1/3 cup ice water 2 tablespoons cider vinegar Extra flour (for sprinkling) 1 recipe mixed blueberry filling (see recipe) 1 tablespoon milk (for brushing) 1 tablespoon sugar (for sprinkling) 1. In a bowl, stir the flour and salt to mix them.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Scientists Uncover Secrets Of Biological Soil Crust Microbes

    Brett Smith for – Your Universe Online A new study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California has found the biological soil crust (BSC) layer of a desert contains microbes that lie in wait for the ideal conditions to begin metabolic activity. “We found a way to measure from start to finish in real unaltered samples the molecular events behind the response ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: redOrbit


  1. "Only because the crust is thin and decoupled from the deep interior by this ocean is the wind able to move the crust around as much as we see," lead author Ralph Lorenz of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory said in an...
    on Mar 20, 2008 By: Johns Hopkins Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It is from deep in the crust and someplace far away on Mars, though exactly how deep and how far we can't yet estimate," Squyres said.
    on Jan 25, 2010 By: Steve Squyres Source:

  3. Mr Mayne said gambling was "an awful way to carve out a crust" and it was "disappointing" that Australia's leading businessman had decided to do so.
    on Nov 22, 2007 By: Stephen Mayne Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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