To complete the picture, the head, which is much too large for the body, has no other covering but crisped hair.
It crisped the poor fellow to a cinder, and sheared the head of my comrade clean off.
Fry them in butter till they are of a light brown, put them in a warm dish, garnished with crisped parsley.
The skies they were ashen and sober, and the leaves they were crisped and sere.
The soil of England is crisped like the waves of the sea when the wind moves them lightly.
It crisped in his fingers, as he turned it over inspecting it.
Crapes are crisped (crepés) or smooth; the former being double, are used in close mourning, the latter in less deep.
It crisped and sparkled, and sent out a pungent odor, then turned and writhed between his fingers, like a living thing in pain.
Long since the 'crisped smiles' of the waves and the 'swift-winged winds' had ceased to listen to his call.
Her timid fingers rested on his close, wavy locks, all crisped and scented with the juice of the wild orange.
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.