crufty /kruhf'tee/ adj.  [origin unknown; poss. from
   `crusty' or `cruddy'] 1. Poorly built, possibly over-complex.
   The {canonical} example is "This is standard old crufty
   {DEC} software".  In fact, one fanciful theory of the origin of
   `crufty' holds that was originally a mutation of `crusty'
   applied to DEC software so old that the `s' characters were tall
   and skinny, looking more like `f' characters.  2. Unpleasant,
   especially to the touch, often with encrusted junk.  Like spilled
   coffee smeared with peanut butter and catsup.  3. Generally
   unpleasant.  4. (sometimes spelled `cruftie') n. A small crufty
   object (see {frob}); often one that doesn't fit well into the
   scheme of things.  "A LISP property list is a good place to store
   crufties (or, collectively, {random} cruft)."

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