Sir Mark Sykes, a crusty diplomat who had colluded with the French to give them Damascus, was more defiantly a misogynist.
Change the crusty bread for a sweet roll or challah bread and you have a medianoche.
Here, breakfast begins with a crusty cornetto alla crema served by a formal, dinner jacket-wearing waiter.
The crusty conservative battle-ax Phyllis Schlafly is giving speeches saying that Obama worships government like a god.
There are unions and crusty local politicians to contend with, and a lot of competition.
Philip Staines had a large house in Cavendish Square, a crusty old patient, like himself, had left him.
"So you just be off, or I'll call the police," the crusty doorkeeper said.
He was a crusty old fellow, the King of Mars, and nothing delighted him so much as to stir up trouble.
In the morning make into a loaf and put in a crusty bread pan.
The old Keeper of the Bodleian was a crusty bachelor, who liked nothing young but calf, and preferred morocco to that.
Gruff; surly; ill-tempered; feisty: Crusty George Meany. The downturned lips, the jowls, the half-closed lids, all were dour (1834+)