(a.) Having the nature of crust; pertaining to a hard covering; as, a crusty coat; a crusty surface or substance.
(a.) Having a hard exterior, or a short, rough manner, though kind at heart; snappish; peevish; surly.
(1) It's brown, crusty and cratered, like somewhere Hubble may have sent back a photo of.
(2) So the tested solution proved to be beneficial in humidifying atrophic or otherwise dry mucosa, douching crusty nose and as adjuvant therapy in the treatment of allergic rhinitis.
(3) The Guardian’s own readers’ anthology of dubious deals – crusty rolls 40p, two for £1!
(4) 96% of the patients have a single, small, ulcerated and crusty lesion on the face surrounded by an important zone of infiltration.
(5) Recipe supplied by Patrick Hanna, L'Entrepot, lentrepot.co.uk Clams with leek, fennel and parsley Though you could add a twirl of al dente spaghetti or linguine to this dish, it is the fragrant, briny broth that delights – better with a crusty loaf and a spoon.
(6) Bake at 150C for 1 hour 15 minutes or until nicely crusty.
(7) 7 Serve the leeks on top of a scoop of beans, sprinkled with hazelnuts and drizzled with olive oil, with crusty bread.
(8) "Golden, crusty … and it must have the right smell," added Vincent.
(9) At 4.43am on 21 June, when the sun rises above the rolling plains of Wiltshire and, cloud willing, its rays come fingering their way through the grass to touch the mighty sarsens and bluestones of the Henge, it will be a moment of joy for all concerned: the battles of the past between druids, crusties, conservators, archaeologists, seers and sightseers are over – thousands of them will be there, ready to celebrate the dawn of a new age for the Neolithic.
(10) On the outside it is golden and crusty, with a light dusting of flour.
(11) This shape is more related to the qualities sought by consumers who want a "light", "crusty", well-baked (golden brown) loaf.
(12) The motley contents of my baking cupboard – some flour, sugar, a handful of currants and a few crusty tins of syrup – are hardly inspiring, but I've vowed not to leave the house until the weather brightens.
(13) Even the handsomest loaf of crusty bread isn't really at its best until it has grown stale, been torn apart, drenched with custard or syrup and baked all over again.
(14) Clinical signs included thick, crusty, exudative dermatitis on the feet, caudal aspect of the thighs, and tail.
(15) And it's not just crusty protesters threatening to move their overdrafts – the campaign says it's close to persuading even some Tory MPs to take the pledge.
(16) This is true of any decent diary, from the grumpily conservative Duke of Newcastle, whose obscure account of the passing of the Reform Act is a masterpiece of old reaction, to the outstanding diarists of the last century — crusty Tory MPs led by Chips Channon and Alan Clark, or Labour's Bernard Donoughue, chronicling the baroque mayhem of the later Wilson years.
(17) We had the Baddiel and Skinner song on tape for Euro 96 and my mum playing it in her crusty white Peugeot, and we'd all sing along.
(18) Thirteen of the 15 lambs were affected but the clinical signs were mild; small, discrete, crusty lesions on the inner aspect of the ear at the junction of its anterior and posterior borders were typical.
(19) Serve together, accompanied by some good-quality crusty bread.
(20) In Timothy Crouse’s seminal campaign book, “The Boys on the Bus,” the crusty political reporters settle on the story that they will tell the world at the end of the day.
() imp. of Sleep. Slept.
(v. i.) To take rest by a suspension of the voluntary exercise of the powers of the body and mind, and an apathy of the organs of sense; to slumber.
(v. i.) To be careless, inattentive, or uncouncerned; not to be vigilant; to live thoughtlessly.
(v. i.) To be dead; to lie in the grave.
(v. i.) To be, or appear to be, in repose; to be quiet; to be unemployed, unused, or unagitated; to rest; to lie dormant; as, a question sleeps for the present; the law sleeps.
(v. t.) To be slumbering in; -- followed by a cognate object; as, to sleep a dreamless sleep.
(v. t.) To give sleep to; to furnish with accomodations for sleeping; to lodge.
(v. i.) A natural and healthy, but temporary and periodical, suspension of the functions of the organs of sense, as well as of those of the voluntary and rational soul; that state of the animal in which there is a lessened acuteness of sensory perception, a confusion of ideas, and a loss of mental control, followed by a more or less unconscious state.
(1) AEDs may also have differential effects on nighttime sleep.
(2) It is supposed that delta-sleep peptide along with other oligopeptides is one of the factors determining individual animal resistance to emotional stress, which is supported by significant delta-sleep peptide increase in hypothalamus in stable rats.
(3) For assessment of clinical status, investigators must rely on the use of standardized instruments for patient self-reporting of fatigue, mood disturbance, functional status, sleep disorder, global well-being, and pain.
(4) We investigated whether these peptides also affect the sleep EEG in humans when given intravenously by comparing polysomnographically the effects of four boluses of (1) placebo, (2) 50 micrograms GHRH or (3) 50 micrograms SRIF administered at 22.00, 23.00, 24.00 and 1.00 h to 7 male controls.
(5) Polygraphic recordings during sleep were performed on 18 elderly persons (age range: 64-100 years).
(6) This was carried out on the healthy subjects for a total of 12 nights without medication (control nights asleep), a total of 12 nights following 40 mg of flucortolone the previous morning, and a total of 6 nights with similar blood sampling when sleep was prevented (control nights awake).
(7) Although temazepam was effective for maintaining sleep with short-term use, there was rapid development of tolerance for this effect with intermediate-term use.
(8) The occurrence of episodes of desaturation during sleep in patients suffering from chronic airflow obstruction is well known.
(9) A lower than normal percentage of REM sleep in these patients was consistent with their retarded intellectual development, which supports current thinking that REM sleep may be a sensitive index of brain function integrity.
(10) Amine metabolites, 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5HIAA), and homovanillic acid (HVA) were not substantially affected by sleep deprivation, although there was a significant interaction of clinical response and direction of 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG) change.
(11) Results of sleep sampling under electroencephalographic control of the assessment of GH secretion are comparable to conventional pharmacological studies in terms of efficiency, sensitivity, and percentage false-negatives.
(12) Sleep was defined behaviorally as failure to respond to the faint auditory RT cue.
(13) We have evaluated the action of hypnotics on the sleep-wakefulness cycle in freely implanted rats during their maximally active period because it is easier to estimate the duration of the sedative effect.
(14) However, patients can be taught how to retard the onset of wrinkles by avoiding unprotected sun exposure, unnecessary facial movements, and certain sleeping positions.
(15) The analogy with infant sleep patterns and results of studies of brain function in narcoleptics suggest that forebrain inhibitory processes are more important in narcoleptic symptomology than is brainstem dysfunction.
(16) In short term clinical studies, the beneficial effects of transdermal estradiol on plasma gonadotrophins, maturation of the vaginal epithelium, metabolic parameters of bone resorption and menopausal symptoms (hot flushes, sleep disturbance, genitourinary discomfort and mood alteration) appear to be comparable to those of oral and subcutaneous estrogens, while the undesirable effects of oral estrogens on hepatic metabolism are avoided.
(17) Sleep alterations in addicted newborns could be related to central nervous system (CNS) distress caused by withdrawal.
(18) "Our black, Muslim and Jewish citizens will sleep much less easily now the BBC has legitimised the BNP by treating its racist poison as the views of just another mainstream political party when it is so uniquely evil and dangerous."
(19) Stage REM frequently appeared within 10 min of stage 1 onset and the normal sequence of stages REM and 4 were altered, demonstrating that the organization of sleep within a nap is quite different from that in monophasic nocturnal sleep.
(20) This result is discussed in terms of either a function of time-of-day effect or of prior sleep intensity.