At the same time, the apples retain their original and individual flavor, color, and crispness.
Marston spoke with the crispness of a man who had settled the matter.
He came out joyously into the freshness and crispness of the early morning.
The man took it, felt its crispness and stowed it away in a secure pocket.
I lingered over them, admiring their clear type, their fragrance, their crispness.
Her voice had for ever lost its crispness, and she spoke with a slovenly tongue.
If wrapped in a napkin, or piled up, it quickly becomes damp and loses its crispness.
The night was very still and touched with a hint of crispness.
And yet it preserves each cusp and angle of the most elaborate pattern with the crispness and the sharpness of a crystal.
Will Turk's voice came in the crispness of clipped syllables.
Old English crisp "curly," from Latin crispus "curled, wrinkled, having curly hair," from PIE root *(s)ker- "to turn, bend." It began to mean "brittle" 1520s, for obscure reasons, perhaps based on what happens to flat things when they are cooked. Figurative sense of "neat, brisk" is from 1814; perhaps a separate word. As a noun, from late 14c. Potato crisps (the British version of U.S. potato chips) is from 1929.
late 14c., "to curl," from crisp (adj.). Meaning "to become brittle" is from 1805. Related: Crisped; crisping.