Riv"el (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Riveled (?);p. pr. & vb. n. Riveling.] [AS. gerifled, geriflod, gerifod, wrinkled, geriflian, gerifian, to wrinkle. See Rifle a gun, Rive.]

To contract into wrinkles; to shrivel; to shrink; as, riveled fruit; riveled flowers.

[Obs.] Pope. "Riveled parchments." Walpole.

 

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Riv"el, n.

A wrinkle; a rimple.

[Obs.]

Holland.

 

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