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 for Crust
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crust \Crust\ (kr?st), n. [L. crusta: cf. OF. crouste, F.
     cro[^u]te; prob. akin to Gr. ????? ice, E. crystal, from the
     same root as E. crude, raw. See Raw, and cf. Custard.]
     1. The hard external coat or covering of anything; the hard
        exterior surface or outer shell; an incrustation; as, a
        crust of snow.
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              I have known the statute of an emperor quite hid
              under a crust of dross.               --Addison.
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              Below this icy crust of conformity, the waters of
              infidelity lay dark and deep as ever. --Prescott.
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     2. (Cookery)
        (a) The hard exterior or surface of bread, in distinction
            from the soft part or crumb; or a piece of bread grown
            dry or hard.
        (b) The cover or case of a pie, in distinction from the
            soft contents.
        (c) The dough, or mass of doughy paste, cooked with a
            potpie; -- also called dumpling.
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                  Th' impenetrable crust thy teeth defies.
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                  He that keeps nor crust nor crumb. --Shak.
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                  They . . . made the crust for the venison pasty.
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     3. (Geol.) The exterior portion of the earth, formerly
        universally supposed to inclose a molten interior.
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     4. (Zool.) The shell of crabs, lobsters, etc.
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     5. (Med.) A hard mass, made up of dried secretions blood, or
        pus, occurring upon the surface of the body.
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     6. An incrustation on the interior of wine bottles, the
        result of the ripening of the wine; a deposit of tartar,
        etc. See Beeswing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crust \Crust\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crusted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Crusting.] [Cf. OF. crouster, L. crustare. See Crust, n.
     To cover with a crust; to cover or line with an incrustation;
     to incrust.
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           The whole body is crusted over with ice. --Boyle.
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           And now their legs, and breast, and bodies stood
           Crusted with bark.                       --Addison.
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           Very foul and crusted bottles.           --Swift.
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           Their minds are crusted over, like diamonds in the
           rock.                                    --Felton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crust \Crust\, v. i.
     To gather or contract into a hard crust; to become incrusted.
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           The place that was burnt . . . crusted and healed.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the outer layer of the Earth [syn: crust, Earth's
      2: a hard outer layer that covers something [syn: crust,
         incrustation, encrustation]
      3: the trait of being rude and impertinent; inclined to take
         liberties [syn: crust, gall, impertinence, impudence,
         insolence, cheekiness, freshness]
      v 1: form a crust or form into a crust; "The bread crusted in
           the oven"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "crust":
     French bread, Irish soda bread, Italian bread, acres, alluvion,
     alluvium, arable land, black bread, border, brashness, brass,
     bread, bread stick, bread stuff, brown bread, cheek, chutzpah,
     circumference, clay, clod, confidence, cortex, covering,
     cracked-wheat bread, dark bread, dirt, dry land, dust, earth,
     effloresce, encrust, envelope, epidermis, eschar, exterior,
     external, facade, face, facet, freehold, fringe, front, gall,
     garlic bread, glebe, graham bread, grassland, ground, incrust,
     incrustation, integument, land, landholdings, lineaments,
     lithosphere, loaf of bread, loricate, marginal land, marl, matzo,
     matzoth, mold, nerve, nut bread, outer face, outer layer,
     outer side, outer skin, outline, outside, pain, pastry shell,
     periphery, piecrust, pita, presumption, pumpernickel, raisin bread,
     real estate, real property, region, regolith, rind, rye bread,
     salt-rising bread, scab, scale, shell, skin, sod, soil, sourbread,
     sourdough bread, staff of life, stalactite, stalagmite,
     subaerial deposit, subsoil, superficies, superstratum, surface,
     terra, terra firma, terrain, territory, the country, toast, tommy,
     top, topsoil, unleavened bread, white bread, whole wheat bread,

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