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

  Crisp \Crisp\ (kr?sp), a. [AS. crisp, fr. L. crispus; cf.
     carpere to pluck, card (wool), and E. harvest. Cf. Crape.]
     1. Curling in stiff curls or ringlets; as, crisp hair.
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     2. Curled with the ripple of the water. [Poetic]
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              You nymphs called Naiads, of the winding brooks . .
              Leave jour crisp channels.            --Shak.
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     3. Brittle; friable; in a condition to break with a short,
        sharp fracture; as, crisp snow.
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              The cakes at tea ate short and crisp. --Goldsmith.
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     4. Possessing a certain degree of firmness and freshness; in
        a fresh, unwilted condition.
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              It [laurel] has been plucked nine months, and yet
              looks as hale and crisp as if it would last ninety
              years.                                --Leigh Hunt.
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     5. Lively; sparking; effervescing.
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              Your neat crisp claret.               --Beau. & Fl.
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     6. Brisk; crackling; cheerful; lively.
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              The snug, small room, and the crisp fire. --Dickens.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crisp \Crisp\, v. i.
     To undulate or ripple. Cf. Crisp, v. t.
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           To watch the crisping ripples on the beach. --Tennuson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crisp \Crisp\, n.
     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crisp \Crisp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crisped (kr?spt); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Crisping.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See Crisp.
     a. ]
     1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of
        cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees.
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     2. To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to
        wrinkle; to cause to ripple. Cf. Crimp.
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              The lover with the myrtle sprays
              Adorns his crisped tresses.           --Drayton.
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              Along the crisped shades and bowers.  --Milton.
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              The crisped brooks,
              Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold. --Milton.
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     3. To make crisp or brittle, as in cooking.
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     Crisping iron, an instrument by which hair or any textile
        fabric is crisped.
     Crisping pin, the simplest form of crisping iron. --Is.
        iii. 22.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: (of something seen or heard) clearly defined; "a sharp
             photographic image"; "the sharp crack of a twig"; "the
             crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot" [syn: crisp,
      2: tender and brittle; "crisp potato chips" [syn: crisp,
      3: pleasantly cold and invigorating; "crisp clear nights and
         frosty mornings"; "a nipping wind"; "a nippy fall day";
         "snappy weather" [syn: crisp, frosty, nipping, nippy,
      4: pleasingly firm and fresh; "crisp lettuce"
      5: (of hair) in small tight curls [syn: crisp, frizzly,
         frizzy, kinky, nappy]
      6: brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp
         retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the
         laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to
         understand" [syn: crisp, curt, laconic, terse]
      n 1: a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat [syn:
           chip, crisp, potato chip, Saratoga chip]
      v 1: make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a
           pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; "The dress got
           wrinkled"; "crease the paper like this to make a crane"
           [syn: wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch,
           scrunch up, crisp]
      2: make brown and crisp by heating; "toast bread"; "crisp
         potatoes" [syn: crispen, toast, crisp]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  212 Moby Thesaurus words for "crisp":
     Siberian, Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, algid, aphoristic,
     aposiopestic, arctic, axiomatic, below zero, biting, bitter,
     bitterly cold, bleak, boreal, bracing, breakable, brief, brisk,
     brittle, brittle as glass, brumal, brusque, cheering, chip,
     clean-cut, clear, clear as crystal, clear as day, clear-cut,
     clipped, close, coherent, coil, cold, cold as charity,
     cold as death, cold as ice, cold as marble, compact, compendious,
     compressed, concise, condensed, connected, consistent, contracted,
     cordial, crackable, crease, crimp, crinkly, crisped, crispy,
     crumbly, crump, crushable, crystal-clear, crystalline, curl,
     curled, curly, curt, cut, cutting, defined, definite, delicate,
     direct, distinct, docked, dog-ear, double, double over, elliptic,
     energizing, enfold, epigrammatic, exhilarating, explicit, express,
     fissile, flimsy, flounce, flute, fold, fold over, formulaic,
     formulistic, fracturable, fragile, frail, frangible, freezing,
     freezing cold, fresh, friable, frigid, frill, frizzed, frizzly,
     frizzy, gather, gelid, glacial, gnomic, hibernal, hiemal,
     hyperborean, ice-cold, ice-encrusted, icelike, icy, inclement,
     infold, ingoing, interfold, invigorating, keen, kink, kinked,
     kinky, lacerable, laconic, lap over, limpid, loud and clear, lucid,
     luminous, nipping, nippy, numbing, pellucid, penetrating,
     perspicuous, piercing, pinching, pithy, plain, plait, plat,
     platitudinous, pleat, plicate, ply, pointed, proverbial, provoking,
     pruned, pulverizable, pulverulent, pungent, quill, raw, refreshful,
     refreshing, regaling, reserved, rigorous, rousing, ruff, ruffle,
     scissile, sententious, severe, sharp, shatterable, shattery,
     shivery, short, short and sweet, shortened, simple, sleety, slushy,
     snappy, splintery, stimulating, stone-cold, straightforward,
     subzero, succinct, summary, supercooled, synopsized, taciturn,
     terse, tight, to the point, tonic, translucent, transparent,
     transpicuous, trenchant, triturable, truncated, tuck, turn over,
     twill, unambiguous, unconfused, unequivocal, univocal,
     unmistakable, vulnerable, well-defined, winterbound, winterlike,
     wintery, wintry, zestful, zesty

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Complex-Reduced Instruction Set Processor

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Cross Registry Internet Service Protocol (Internet, RFC 3707)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     A Lisp-like language and compiler for the IBM 370
     written by Jeff Barnett of SDC, Santa Monica, CA, USA in the
     early 1970s.  It generalised Lisp's two-part cons nodes to
     n-part nodes.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     (Or "discrete") The opposite of "{fuzzy".

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Crisp -- U.S. County in Georgia
     Population (2000):    21996
     Housing Units (2000): 9559
     Land area (2000):     273.818336 sq. miles (709.186204 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    7.378025 sq. miles (19.108995 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    281.196361 sq. miles (728.295199 sq. km)
     Located within:       Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
     Location:             31.935851 N, 83.767514 W
      Crisp, GA
      Crisp County
      Crisp County, GA

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