The late autumn morning was not crisper and sunnier than she.
The crushed ice in the glass was no cooler nor crisper than St. George's tone.
His anatomical structure and general habits are those of the Felid, but the fur is crisper.
The air was crisper and fresher than usual, and to both of them it felt divine.
No after-theatre corner of Broadway had a crisper American accent of vice, or displayed vice itself more delicately lacquered.
In the portrait of Mrs. F Jr. there is a fresher manner, a breezier, crisper feeling throughout.
And it was a crisper step that he resumed, with a face more radiant than before.
If made with marine glue they require more care, but will eat all the crisper.
I shall not miss poor Schmidt now; your touch is crisper than his!'
Her hair was crisper and rustier than ever, swirling about in competitive overlapping ripples.
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.