Crin"kle (kr?n"k'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crinkled (-k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Crinkling (-kl?ng).] [A dim., fr. the root of cringe; akin to D. krinkelen to wind or twist. Cf. Cringle, Cringe.]

To form with short turns, bends, or wrinkles; to mold into inequalites or sinuosities; to cause to wrinkle or curl.

The hous crinkled to and fro. Chaucer.

Her face all bowsy, Comely crinkled, Wondrously wrinkled. Skelton.

The flames through all the casements pushing forth, Like red-not devils crinkled into snakes. Mrs. Browning.


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Crin"kle, v. i.

To turn or wind; ti run in and out in many short bends or turns; to curl; to run in wavws; to wrinkle; also, to rustle, as stiff cloth when moved.

The green wheat crinkles like a lake. L. T. Trowbridge.

And all the rooms Were full of crinkling silks. Mrs. Browning.


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Crin"kle, n.

A winding or turn; wrinkle; sinuosity.

The crinkles in this glass, making objects appear double. A. Tucker.


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