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CRISP

(1)
A Lisp-like language and compiler for the IBM 370 written by Jeff Barnett of SDC, Santa Monica, CA, USA in the early 1970s. It generalised Lisp's two-part cons nodes to n-part nodes.

crisp

(2)
(Or "discrete") The opposite of "fuzzy".
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In this enquiry into the crispness of oral speech, and with respect to other investigations into written speech, I will use the term "utterance" to label a specific written or oral emission, normally following and preceding a silence, occasionally but not necessarily congruent with what linguists call a "clause," and what we regard popularly as a "sentence"; if two people speak, then they will usually generate pairs of utterances, etc.
27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Everybody knows a good apple when they bite into one, and it turns out that an apple's crispness is rated among its most important qualities by consumers.
Dominique Demarville, cellarmaster at GH Mumm, said: "I like to source Pinot Meunier from the Valley de I'Ardres for its distinctive soft crispness which enhances the fruitier, more rounded fruit from the Marne Valley.
The products, which can be used direct from the freezer without thawing, are cooked quickly to retain color, flavor, vitamins and crispness.
Crispness and crunchiness are extremely important textural properties found in dry and porous cereal products.
They're very much in a champagne mold - the grapes are very, very small and the wine gets a 'nervosity' - a crispness, a freshness and a liveliness - about it.
While its nested rectangles resemble the attenuations of Josef Albers's art that characterized '70s supergraphics, their hard-edged crispness is undermined by paradoxically tidy drips of paint that transgress the boundaries between colors.
Or, serve your customers Aviko's Spud Crispies[TM] Multi-Purpose Hash Browns with knockout crispness and irresistible golden-brown visual appeal.
The word "injection" in the name of the patent-pending process doesn't actually involve injection molding at all, says SJS president Don Schraegle, but relates to the crispness of the added features, which can be produced to tight tolerances.
49) has ripe, sweet fruit and a refreshing citrus crispness.
The fruits--which ripen in mid-August or September, depending on your climate--hold well on the tree and retain their crispness after they're picked.