Posted by Bookworm on April 14, 2004
In Reply to: Crunchy posted by Miri Barak on April 14, 2004
: I have a difficulty to be accurate with this word in
: this particular contex:
: "One of the main concerns is that the bones over his forehead feel a bit *crunchy* and we think quite possibly he's got some skull fractures there."
: Do you think it refers to the touch, and what other word can be placed instead of crunchy?
: thanks a lot.
It is used to convey the idea that the bone is not whole and you can feel the separate pieces under the skin. It refers to the sound it makes when the indivdual pieces are rubbing together and make a grinding sound. As far as a substitute for this word? How about just saying "one can feel bone fragments under the skin on the forehead"?