Cris*pa"tion (kr?s-p?"sh?n), n. [CF. F. crispation.]
The act or process of curling, or the state of being curled.
A very slight convulsive or spasmodic contraction of certain muscles, external or internal.
Few men can look down from a great height without creepings and crispations.
O. W. Holmes.
© Webster 1913.