pucker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pucker to gather something into small wrinkles or folds "She puckered her lips"
    • v pucker become wrinkled or drawn together "her lips puckered"
    • v pucker draw together into folds or puckers
    • n pucker an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pucker A fold; a wrinkle; a collection of folds.
    • Pucker A state of perplexity or anxiety; confusion; bother; agitation.
    • v. t. & i Pucker To gather into small folds or wrinkles; to contract into ridges and furrows; to corrugate; -- often with up; as, to pucker up the mouth. "His skin [was puckered up in wrinkles."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pucker To draw up or contract into irregular folds or wrinkles; specifically, in sewing, to gather: often followed by up: as, to pucker cloth in sewing.
    • pucker To become irregularly ridged or wrinkled: as, his face puckered up into a smile; the mouth puckers on eating choke-cherries.
    • n pucker A drawing or gathering into folds or wrinkles; an irregular folding or wrinkling; a collection of irregularly converging ridges or wrinkles.
    • n pucker A state of flutter, agitation, or confusion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Pucker puk′ėr to gather into folds: to wrinkle
    • n Pucker a fold or wrinkle: a number of folds or wrinkles, esp. irregular ones:
    • n Pucker (coll.) agitation, confusion
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Poke a pocket, small bag

Usage

In literature:

Twist, as he stared with puckered brow at the twins.
"Christopher and Columbus" by Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
Her even brows had puckered, and the man knew that tears, real tears of sympathy, were not far off.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Pa's mouth and throat was so puckered up that he couldn't talk.
"Peck's Compendium of Fun" by George W. Peck
Miss Banks looked up from the papers she was correcting, the pucker vanishing from her pretty brow as if by magic.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
But when a receding tide leaves them on the shore they contract into a jelly-like mass with a puckered hole in the top.
"Elsie at the World's Fair" by Martha Finley
It puckered delightfully now.
"The Wings of the Morning" by Louis Tracy
So now he puckered his lips to the sibilance of a canoe-song, and waited.
"The Silent Places" by Steward Edward White
Her animated dark eyes drew the brows together so that a pucker came between them.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
She puckered her forehead a little, and looked to him for help.
"Balloons" by Elizabeth Bibesco
He consulted a map he pulled from his pocket, then glanced at his watch with puckered brow.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
She puckered her brows.
"More Toasts"
Her face was brown and puckered and lined in a most wonderful fashion.
"Red Money" by Fergus Hume
Joe could see the anxious puckers in his face as he bent over the task.
"St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 5, March, 1878" by Various
But, after a moment's silence, a little frown puckered her eyebrows and she asked him what he was so solemn about.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
I confess I laughed to see so puckered a face as mine in the clear blue of the flowing water.
"Henry Brocken" by Walter J. de la Mare
She puckered her eyebrows.
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
She puckered her brows over them.
"The Poor Little Rich Girl" by Eleanor Gates
She looked at the fire laid ready in the grate, but unlighted, and puckered her eyebrows doubtfully.
"Married Life" by May Edginton
He soared aloft on the wings of imagination, his hands in his pockets, his freckled face puckered up in frowning mental effort.
"More William" by Richmal Crompton
Merriton stood awhile in silence, his brows puckered and his mouth stern.
"The Riddle of the Frozen Flame" by Mary E. Hanshew
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In poetry:

When my apron would hang low,
Me he sought through frost and snow.
When it puckered up with shame,
And I sought him, he never came.
"Ballad" by John Clare
Sometimes upon his brow would come
A little pucker of defiance;
He totalled in a word the sum
Of all man made of facts and science.
"Sandy Star And Willie Gee" by William Stanley Braithwaite
The path for me to take?--It goes
Around a trailer-tangled rock,
'Mid puckered pink and hollyhock,
Unto a latch-gate's unkempt rose,
And door whereat I knock.
"Home" by Madison Julius Cawein
The fence; and then the path that goes
Around a trailer-tangled rock,
Through puckered pink and hollyhock,
Unto a latch-gate's unkempt rose,
And door whereat I knock.
"The Window On The Hill" by Madison Julius Cawein
"Kiss 'im," she sez. I was afraid to take
Too big a mouthful of 'im, fear 'e'd break.
An' when 'e gits a fair look at me phiz
'E puckers up 'is nose, an' then—Geewhizz!
"The Kid " by C J Dennis
I HAVE come with my verses--I think I may claim
It is not the first time I have tried on the same.
They were puckered in rhyme, they were wrinkled in wit;
But your hearts were so large that they made them a fit.
"What I Have Come For" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Without sugar my lips pucker.
Police are investigating a break-in and burglary at the Pucker Butt Pepper Co.
To Pucker Up, but Not Permanently .
Penny Jiter puckers up to the baby pig , held by Katelyn Durbin, to complete the Kiss the Pig contest at Shelby Memorial Hospital.
Step-by-Step nail art Pucker Up design Pucker Up.
Pucker up for Tucker's.
Pucker Lemonade Lust and Raspberry Rave vodkas.
Pucker partners with reality star to play matchmaker.
Items Tagged with ' Pucker Vodka'.
Area business leaders puckered up Saturday, and the squealing didn't just come from the crowd.
I closed my eyes and puckered up, I knew he wanted to kiss me.
Pucker Up for the Kiss Cam.
Light Rain / 41° F. Pucker Street dam's future unresolved.
To Pucker Up, but Not Permanently.
Pucker Up Click to enlarge.
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In science:

It is interesting to note that if B is substituted for Al in Fig. 1(b), the structure becomes a puckered layer of six-fold coordinated boron.
Metal-Boron Nanotubes
We were unable to converge structural optimizations of isolated tubes constructed by rolling up puckered sheets of AlB2 .
Metal-Boron Nanotubes
Indeed, after full relaxation, the system tends to recreate these local environments, and the tube as a whole becomes less puckered (compare Fig. 2(c) to the puckered B tube in Fig. 2(b) and the unpuckered C tube in Fig. 2(a)).
Metal-Boron Nanotubes
The structure was generated from the (6,6) boron nanotube by substituting Al for boron at the six positions located along the directions of the hexagonal superlattice, which are on the outside layer of the puckered tube, and at six positions on the inside layer of the tube.
Metal-Boron Nanotubes
Follows from the pucker mutation corresponding to the fold.
$\LE$-diagrams and totally positive bases inside the nonnegative Grassmannian
Follows from the pucker mutation corresponding to the push.
$\LE$-diagrams and totally positive bases inside the nonnegative Grassmannian
We can also see that mercury puckers around large surface contaminants due to the effect of surface tensions.
Optical Tests of a 2.5-m diameter Liquid Mirror: Behavior under External Perturbations and Scattered Light Measurements
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