crepe

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v crepe cover or drape with crape "crape the mirror"
    • n crepe a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
    • n crepe small very thin pancake
    • n crepe paper with a crinkled texture; usually colored and used for decorations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crêpe A small thin pancake.
    • Crêpe Any of various crapelike fabrics, whether crinkled or not.
    • Crêpe Paper with a finely crinkle texture, usually sold in rolls of 2-3 inches width; crepe paper; -- it is usually colored brightly and used for decoration.
    • Crêpe Same as Crape.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Crepe krāp to frizz, as hair.
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Idioms

Crepe hanger - (USA) One who always looks at the bad side of things and is morbid or gloomy. In olden days crepe was hung on the door of a deceased person's home.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Crape.

Usage

In literature:

She had a fashion of swathing her head, cap-fashion, in wide pink ribbon, and her crepe kimonos always reflected the same enchanting hue.
"Glory of Youth" by Temple Bailey
Have some more crepes Suzette.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
I didn't notice the crepe.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
When my sister Amy was married she wore a white crepe shawl.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
She was a picturesque figure, attired in her widow's cap and long crepe veil.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
They wear no linen; a very thin chemise of silk crepe, in addition to the loose outer garment, is all their covering.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
Marjorie herself was radiant in a gown of apricot Georgette crepe and filmy lace.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
A wig, a stick of grease-paint, a threepenny twist of crepe hair, and there you are!
"Cleek, the Master Detective" by Thomas W. Hanshew
Worked in bright colours upon a pale green crepe ground.
"Art in Needlework" by Lewis F. Day
She had mended her black crepe gown where I tore it when I hung in the shadow of death under the battlements of La Trappe.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
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In poetry:

Wool's to line a miser's chest;
Crepe's to calm the old;
Velvet hides an empty breast
Satin's for the bold!
"The Satin Dress" by Dorothy Parker

In news:

Garden Q&A: Oak beetles, English ivy , Crepe Myrtles and a mystery plant.
Extension Agent Tripp Williams (right) gives Martinez homeowner James Zadinsky advice on maintaining crepe myrtles.
Since I'm quite a fan of crepes, I enjoy making dessert crepes stuffed with lemon soufflé and other types of fruit fillings and then dusted with powdered sugar.
Sweetened Ricotta & Apricot Crepes.
Queen Elizabeth II, 85, was dressed to the nines in an Angela Kelly single crepe wool primrose dress with hand sewn beading at the neck in the shape of sunrays.
She paired it with a matching double crepe wool tailored primrose coat.
Stuffed Crepes with Eggs, Cheddar, Ham and Veggies (handout photograph from Dairy Farmers of Ontario, CP).
Enlarge Jim Olexa, Sun News Seated behind a broad array of food that includes "mile-high" lasagna, matzo ball soup, French toast, crepes, pork chops and more are, from left, Christopher Turk, Al Ina and Dominic Ina.
Badgley Mischka geared up for fall with this unusual crepe dress ($785) inspired by the futuristic silent film "Metropolis".
Winter white is chic in a wool crepe pantsuit and totally cozy as a furry vest under the mistletoe.
The robbery took place at the Flint Crepe Company.
I was in Betsy's Crepes this morning meeting someone for breakfast, and I was early.
Mod's will dish out deep fried crepes at the Tulsa State Fair.
John McGivern talks to Janeen & Dirk Werderich from Satellite Crepes.
Zeke Jennings Citizen Patriot The Wandering Owl, a small store that sells a variety of items, including art, books and candles, is located at 139 N Jackson St, next to City Crepes.
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