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Crisp


CRISP, adjective [Latin G. See the Verb.]

1. Curled; formed into curls or ringlets.

2. Indented; winding; as crisp channels.

3. Brittle; friable; easily broken or crumbled.

CRISP, verb transitive [Latin]

1. To curl; to twist; to contract or form into ringlets, as the hair; to wreathe or interweave, as the branches of trees.

2. To indent. To twist or eddy. But the sense is, to curl; to wrinkle in little undulations, as a fretted surface.

From that sapphire fount the crisped brooks, rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold, ran nectar, visiting each plant.