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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crisp \Crisp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crisped (kr?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. Crisping.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See Crisp. a. ] 1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple. Cf. Crimp. [1913 Webster] The lover with the myrtle sprays Adorns his crisped tresses. --Drayton. [1913 Webster] Along the crisped shades and bowers. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The crisped brooks, Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. To make crisp or brittle, as in cooking. [1913 Webster] Crisping iron, an instrument by which hair or any textile fabric is crisped. Crisping pin, the simplest form of crisping iron. --Is. iii. 22. [1913 Webster]