But crusty old Bob Dole was surely not considered more likeable than Bill Clinton in 1996.
And by the way, did you see the crusty lesion behind his right ear?
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.
Sir Mark Sykes, a crusty diplomat who had colluded with the French to give them Damascus, was more defiantly a misogynist.
Philip Staines had a large house in Cavendish Square, a crusty old patient, like himself, had left him.
She conquered a crusty old woman, who was soured to all the world.
He was a crusty old fellow, the King of Mars, and nothing delighted him so much as to stir up trouble.
"So you just be off, or I'll call the police," the crusty doorkeeper said.
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+)