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Word: crust

Definition: hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)


Sentences Containing 'crust'

'My dearest love,' said I, 'the crust well-earned--' 'Oh, yes; but I don't want to hear any more about crusts!'
A puritan may go to his brown bread crust with as gross an appetite as ever an alderman to his turtle.
All our meat turned out to be tough, and there was hardly any crust to our loaves.
Ancient areas of continental crust or cratons formed the nuclei of continents.
As Hines and the six others who accompanied Hines and John Hunt Morgan worked on the tunnel, a thin crust of dirt was used to hide the tunneling from the prison officials.
As Lyell has well remarked, the extent and thickness of our sedimentary formations are the result and the measure of the denudation which the earth's crust has elsewhere undergone.
As the complaints from the BMX upper crust-the Pros and BMX Press-increased, the more Mennenga resented and took a defensive position.
Further Devonian deposits are found on Svalbard. During the Devonian Period the thickened welt of crust formed by the Caledonian orogeny began to collapse.
Here three pieces of Earth’s crust are each pulling away from that central point, though not all at the same speed.
Here, the continental crust of the North American Plate is being stretched at a rate of about per year.
Hideaway became famous off of their original thin crust recipe, which is always a classic, but their original light and fluffy hand-tossed recioe is also a fan and staff favorite.
His sandwiches were made from a recipe he brought with him from Italy which consisted of a long crust roll, filled with cold cuts, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions, oil, vinegar, Italian herbs and spices, salt, and pepper.
However, lava flows by themselves cannot explain the entirety of the gravitational variations, and uplift of the crust-mantle interface is required as well.
In 1999 Moore recorded a version of the Cyndi Lauper hit "True Colours" for a Peugeot 406 commercial. She also sings the theme tunes for "Hotel Trubble" and "The Crust".
In the middle of the 20th century some geologists formed an idea about existing fault-fold systems in the earth's crust, in sediment cover, and this gave creekology a "scientific base".
It can also be served with an oven-browned cheese crust, typically Gruyère.
It lies at the Afar Triple Junction, the central meeting place for the three pieces of the Earth's crust, a defining feature of the Afar Depression.
Its wings are thin slices of Bread-and-butter, its body is a crust, and its head is a lump of sugar.'
Like many young men of upper-crust American society, he volunteered to serve in World War I with the American Field Service in France.
Moore has had roles in CBBC shows "The Crust", "UGetMe", "Stupid!", "Hotel Trubble" and "The Queen's Nose".
Nowadays, he earns his crust by cutting hair in the working class cafés of Beirut.
One theory has the name coming from Italian-American slang for a dock worker, among whom the sandwich was popular Others say it was called a grinder because it took a lot of chewing to eat the hard crust of the bread used.
Over the years their musical ideas developed and they began to incorporate elements of doom, crust, d-beat and sludge which resulted in a very dissonant sound with frequent tempo and time signature changes.
Prominent amongst these is the Vale of Neath, a deep valley incised by a glacier during the ice ages along this line of weakness in the Earth's crust and now occupied by the River Neath between Pontneddfechan and Swansea Bay.
RANGE IN TIME expresses the distribution of a species or group through the fossiliferous beds of the earth's crust.
The ancient theory that fossils were the result of "plastic forces" within the Earth's crust had by this time been abandoned, with the recognition that they represented the remains of once-living creatures.
The Baudelaires (and before them the Quagmires) are forced to endure the annoyance until Duncan Quagmire finds a book in the Prufrock library that inspires the children to cover the fungus in salt. After some time of this treatment, the fungus dries up into a "hard beige crust".
The count and Ali ate in haste a crust of bread and drank a glass of Spanish wine; then Monte Cristo slipped aside one of the movable panels, which enabled him to see into the adjoining room.
The crust also rebounded at a rate of 4.74 feet per mile, undercutting many of the glacial deposits, especially in the Connecticut River Valley.
The crust of the earth is a vast museum; but the natural collections have been imperfectly made, and only at long intervals of time.
The crust of the earth, with its embedded remains, must not be looked at as a well-filled museum, but as a poor collection made at hazard and at rare intervals.
The edge of the paleoshelf marks the transition from the thick continental crust in the northwest to the thin continental and oceanic crust in the southeast. The sediment thickness southeast of the edge of the paleoshelf beneath the Ganges Delta can exceed 16 km.
The Granite outcroppings, forming the bulk of the area, were originally formed 70 million years ago, by volcanic magma pushing up through the Earth's crust and then cooling.
The greyish crust of aged Mimolette is the result of cheese mites intentionally introduced to add flavor by their action on the surface of the cheese.
The meat is served on baguette-like New Orleans French bread, known for its crisp crust and fluffy center.
The oceanic crust of the northern margin of the African Plate is being subducted under Greece and the Aegean Sea.
The Olympics are made up of an obducted clastic wedge material and oceanic crust. They are primarily Eocene sandstones, turbidites, and basaltic oceanic crust. Unlike the Cascades, the Olympic Mountains are not volcanic, and contain no granite.
The pigeon-pie was not bad, but it was a delusive pie: the crust being like a disappointing head, phrenologically speaking: full of lumps and bumps, with nothing particular underneath.
The walls were of wood, but the floor consisted of a large iron trough, and when I came to examine it I could see a crust of metallic deposit all over it.
Their pizzas come in thin crust, deep-pan, and Chicago-style varieties.
Then the master made me a sign to come to his trencher side; but as I walked on the table, being in great surprise all the time, as the indulgent reader will easily conceive and excuse, I happened to stumble against a crust, and fell flat on my face, but received no hurt.
Then, an uplift of the earth’s crust, together with millions of years of natural rot have made this mountain be strangely beautiful, similar to the stone garden in Kunming, Yunnan of China.
there I meet the servant of the Bramin, priest of Brahma and Vishnu and Indra, who still sits in his temple on the Ganges reading the Vedas, or dwells at the root of a tree with his crust and water jug.
This crust is due to the accumulation in the kettle of mineral matter which was in solution in the water, but which was left behind when the water evaporated.
This refers to the softness of the crust when young - with age it becomes harder.
Thompson concludes that the consolidation of the crust can hardly have occurred less than twenty or more than four hundred million years ago, but probably not less than ninety-eight or more than two hundred million years.
Tremendous thrusts piled sheets of crust on top of each other, building the extraordinarily broad, high Rocky Mountain range.
We know that water contains some mineral matter, because kettles in which water is boiled acquire in a short time a crust or coating on the inside.
which comprises thinned continental crust. The subduction compels the formation of the Hellenic arc, which includes Santorini and other volcanic centres, such as Methana, Milos, and Kos.
Who knows but if our instruments were delicate enough we might detect an undulation in the crust of the earth?

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