Crimple

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Crimple To cause to shrink or draw together; to contract; to curl.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crimple To contract or draw together; cause to shrink or pucker; curl; corrugate.
    • n crimple A rumple.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Crimple to contract or draw together: to plait: to curl
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dim. of crimp, v. t.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A dim. of cramp; Dut. krimpen, to shrink.

Usage

In literature:

The Harvester lifted the leaves and exposed the musky, crimpled, big mushrooms.
"The Harvester" by Gene Stratton Porter
Mr Crimple's bones sink down into their sockets, sir, and Mr Crimple becomes a weazen, puny, stunted, miserable man!
"Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit" by Charles Dickens
The heart glows; its humanities even yield and crimple under the fierce heat of mental pride.
"Dream Life" by Donald G. Mitchell
Also, whenever we are putting on power we won't try to stand up, our legs would crimple up like strings.
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
The brown, crimpled skin of his neck showed the big veins which sank under his jaws and reappeared at his temples.
"The works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 5 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant 1850-1893
Ward, keeping the gun pointing her way, sneered at her in a way that made the soul of Billy Louise crimple.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
I gave Tillie all the aliases this bunch of crimples carry around with them, knowing they'd probably send it in that way.
"Young Wallingford" by George Randolph Chester
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