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Crinkle  n.  A winding or turn; wrinkle; sinuosity. "The crinkles in this glass, making objects appear double."

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"Crinkle" Quotes from Famous Books

... and Miss Granger were the only two bridesmaids who could spare half an hour from the cares of the toilet. The rest breakfasted in the seclusion of their several apartments, with their hair in crimping-pins. Miss Granger was too perfect a being to crinkle her hair, or to waste three hours on dressing, even for a wedding. Lady Laura showed herself among her guests, for a quarter of an hour or so, in a semi-hysterical flutter; so anxious that everything should go off well, so fearful that something might happen, she knew not what, ...
— The Lovels of Arden • M. E. Braddon

... companionship of the crank. He had better recognize that he is one. What is a crank? The dictionary is somewhat vague as to the meaning. I find that the verb is unravelled as "bend, wind, turn, twist, wind in and out, crankle, crinkle." The last two appeal to me strongly. How I have crankled and crinkled over wrongs and horrors which I have discovered on my little path! No crank can see his crankiness at the time of crankling, though sometimes he sees it afterwards. ...
— Mountain Meditations - and some subjects of the day and the war • L. Lind-af-Hageby

... recall yet the very look, the very physiognomy of a large birch-tree that stood beside it in the midst of the woods; it sometimes tripped me up with a large root it sent out like a foot. Neither do I forget the little spring run near by, where we frequently paused to drink, and to gather "crinkle-root" (DENTARIA) in the early summer; nor the dilapidated log fence that was the highway of the squirrels; nor the ledges to one side, whence in early spring the skunk and coon sallied forth and crossed our path; nor the gray, scabby rocks in the pasture; nor the ...
— The Writings of John Burroughs • John Burroughs

... the grain showing here and there; and he painted it shelled from the cob. No matter where or how he painted it, his corn always was ripe and seasoned, like himself, and always so true to nature, color, form, crinkle, wrinkle, and guttered heart, that farmers stood before ...
— The Bondboy • George W. (George Washington) Ogden

... hands are like the fall Of velvet snowflakes; like the touch of down The peach just brushes 'gainst the garden wall; The flossy fondlings of the thistle-wisp Caught in the crinkle of a leaf of brown The blighting frost hath turned from ...
— Pipes O'Pan at Zekesbury • James Whitcomb Riley

... guess where I have been? On the hillsides fresh and green! Out where all the winds are blowing, Where the free, bright streamlet's flowing Leap and laugh and race and run Like a child that's full of fun!— Crinkle, crinkle through the meadows, Hiding in the woodland shadows; Making here and there a pool In some leafy covert cool For the Lady Birch to see Just how fair and ...
— A Jolly Jingle-Book • Various

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

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