Crine

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Crine krīn (Scot.) to shrink or shrivel.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gael. crìon, dry.

Usage

In literature:

Nosco crines incanaque menta Regis Romani.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Nosco crines incanaque menta Regis Romani.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
Qui Thaidem pingere, inflare tibiam, crispare crines.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Quis fortem spoliatum crine peremit?
"A Short History of Women's Rights" by Eugene A. Hecker
Argent, a mermaid gules, crined or.
"The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition" by Anonymous
Quid facient crines, cum ferro talia cedant?
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
Ovid here calls them 'flagella;' but in the Halieuticon he styles them 'brachia' and 'crines.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
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In poetry:

Anacreonte,--cantor dei fervidi
Baci e degli inni--nati fra i calici
E delle porporine
Rose allacciate al crine.
"Anacreonte" by Ferdinando Fontana
"The frost lay a' that winter thro';
The yird was hard as ony stane;
An' famine to the cottars cam',
An' crined them doun to skin an' bane.
"Grannie's Crack Aboot The Famine In Auld Scotlan' In 1739-40" by Janet Hamilton
Pallida luce del lontano oriente,
Sia tu di nebbie apportatrice o nunzia
Di lieto sol; abbia tu rose al crine
O di pioviggin umida ne venga,
Nulla ti chieggo!...
"Alba" by Ferdinando Fontana