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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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