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Crinkle  v. t.  (past & past part. crinkled; pres. part. crinkling)  To form with short turns, bends, or wrinkles; to mold into inequalities or sinuosities; to cause to wrinkle or curl. "Her face all bowsy, Comely crinkled, Wondrously wrinkled." "The flames through all the casements pushing forth, Like red-not devils crinkled into snakes."






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"Crinkle" Quotes from Famous Books



... now, and led along the scarp of the ridge to a little promontory which gave a great prospect over the flaming forests and yellow glades. Boone found a crinkle of rock where he flung himself down. "It's plain enough," he said. "They come up here to spy. They were fear'd of something, and whatever it was it was coming from the west. See, they kep' under the east side of this ridge ...
— The Path of the King • John Buchan

... her hands are like the fall Of velvet snowflakes; like the touch of down The peach just brushes 'gainst the garden wall; The flossy fondling of the thistle-wisp Caught in the crinkle of a leaf of brown The blighting frost hath turned ...
— Riley Love-Lyrics • James Whitcomb Riley

... little fellows of this world, bent on love or hatred, and the Great Beneficence smiles at us, at our cleverness, or it may be the Great Furies, however you will have it. Anyway, Nature has merely to move and our grandest plans may crinkle up like a feather held to a "cruisie," the rude lamp, fed with dried splinters of fir-wood, or mutton tallow and a wick, which ...
— The Black Colonel • James Milne

... door, which happened to be the original book-store founded by August Brentano. It was the only clearing-house in New York for foreign theatrical papers, and to it came Augustin Daly, William Winter, Nym Crinkle, and all the other important managers and critics to get the news of ...
— Charles Frohman: Manager and Man • Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman

... yellowish, without a spur, fragrant, nodding or spreading in 3 rows on a cylindrical, slightly twisted spike 4 or 5 in. long. Side sepals free, the upper ones arching, and united with petals; the oblong, spreading lip crinkle-edged, and bearing minute, hairy callosities at bases Stem: 6 in. to 2 ft. tall, with several pointed, wrapping bracts. Leaves: From or near the base, linear, almost grass-like. Preferred Habitat - Low meadows, ditches, and swamps. Flowering Season - July-October. ...
— Wild Flowers, An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and - Their Insect Visitors - - Title: Nature's Garden • Neltje Blanchan

... "It is lonely," he replied. "This day it is all bright; the sun shines and the little gay waves crinkle to the shore. But, mon Dieu! sometimes it is all black and ugly with storm. The waves come grinding, booming in along the gridiron rocks"—he smiled a grim smile—"break through the teeth of the reefs, and split with a roar ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker

... she said, "and are you going just like that? You know it is customary to extract a promise to write. At least to beg for a lock of the hair." (She drew out a golden lock, and let it crinkle back into place again.) "Or do you think you will remember ...
— Ladies Must Live • Alice Duer Miller



Words linked to "Crinkle" :   scrunch, pucker, imprint, mensal line, impression, laugh line, rumple, line of heart, crinkle root, fold, tegument, line, depression, line of fate, crinkle-root, lifeline, fold up, seam, ruck up, furrow, skin, dermatoglyphic, line of life, frown line, crease, scrunch up, ruck, crumple, crow's feet, crisp, cutis, life line, line of destiny, wrinkle, knit, crinkly, cockle, ruckle, love line



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