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piecrust

[pahy-kruhst] /ˈpaɪˌkrʌst/
noun
1.
the crust or shell of a pie.
2.
dough prepared with shortening for making the crust or shell of a pie; paste.
Origin of piecrust
1575-1585
1575-85; pie1 + crust
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  • On the 11th a good deal of "piecrust" cut down the day's march to eight and a half miles.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • Patches of softer "piecrust" were met but only lasted for two or three miles.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • Cover with piecrust dough and bake in oven for about eighteen minutes.

  • She's stiff and hard and proud as piecrust, but I think she's right at bottom.

    Barchester Towers Anthony Trollope
  • Next day the piecrust was so bad that, despite the lessened load, we only covered twelve miles.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • I harnessed-in for five miles over light, unpacked snow, with piecrust underneath.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • Cover with a piecrust half an inch thick and bake until the crust is done.

    Home Pork Making A. W. Fulton
  • Today Queen Anne chairs and piecrust tables grace the parlor.

    Seaport in Virginia Gay Montague Moore
  • They are little, round, puffy balls made of something like piecrust, and they are hollow.

    Uncle Wiggily in the Woods Howard R. Garis

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