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crimp


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crimp  \Crimp\,  v.  t.  (Firearms) 
  In  cartridge  making,  to  fold  the  edge  of  (a  cartridge  case) 
  inward  so  as  to  close  the  mouth  partly  and  confine  the 
  charge. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crimp  \Crimp\,  a. 
  1.  Easily  crumbled;  friable;  brittle.  [R.] 
 
  Now  the  fowler  .  .  .  treads  the  crimp  earth.  --J. 
  Philips. 
 
  2.  Weak;  inconsistent;  contradictory.  [R.] 
 
  The  evidance  is  crimp;  the  witnesses  swear  backward 
  and  forward,  and  contradict  themselves.  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crimp  \Crimp\  (kr[i^]mp),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Crimped} 
  (kr[i^]mt;  215);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crimping}.]  [Akin  to  D. 
  krimpen  to  shrink,  shrivel,  Sw  krympa  Dan.  krympe  and  to 
  E.  cramp.  See  {Cramp}.] 
  1.  To  fold  or  plait  in  regular  undulation  in  such  a  way  that 
  the  material  will  retain  the  shape  intended;  to  give  a 
  wavy  appearance  to  as  to  crimp  the  border  of  a  cap;  to 
  crimp  a  ruffle.  Cf  {Crisp}. 
 
  The  comely  hostess  in  a  crimped  cap.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  2.  To  pinch  and  hold  to  seize. 
 
  3.  Hence  to  entrap  into  the  military  or  naval  service;  as 
  to  crimp  seamen. 
 
  Coaxing  and  courting  with  intent  to  crimp  him 
  --Carlyle. 
 
  4.  (Cookery)  To  cause  to  contract,  or  to  render  more  crisp, 
  as  the  flesh  of  a  fish,  by  gashing  it  when  living,  with  a 
  knife;  as  to  crimp  skate,  etc 
 
  {Crimping  house},  a  low  lodging  house,  into  which  men  are 
  decoyed  and  plied  with  drink,  to  induce  them  to  ship  or 
  enlist  as  sailors  or  soldiers. 
 
  {Crimping  iron}. 
  a  An  iron  instrument  for  crimping  and  curling  the  hair. 
  b  A  crimping  machine. 
 
  {Crimping  machine},  a  machine  with  fluted  rollers  or  with 
  dies,  for  crimping  ruffles  leather,  iron,  etc 
 
  {Crimping  pin},  an  instrument  for  crimping  or  puckering  the 
  border  of  a  lady's  cap. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crimp  \Crimp\,  n. 
  1.  A  coal  broker.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --De  Foe. 
 
  2.  One  who  decoys  or  entraps  men  into  the  military  or  naval 
  service.  --  Marryat 
 
  3.  A  keeper  of  a  low  lodging  house  where  sailors  and 
  emigrants  are  entrapped  and  fleeced. 
 
  4.  Hair  which  has  been  crimped;  --  usually  in  pl 
 
  5.  A  game  at  cards.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  {Boot  crimp}.  See  under  {Boot}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crimp 
  n  1:  an  angular  shape  made  by  folding  [syn:  {fold},  {crease},  {plication}, 
  {flexure},  {bend}] 
  2:  someone  who  tricks  or  coerces  men  into  service  as  sailors  or 
  soldiers  [syn:  {crimper}] 
  3:  a  lock  of  hair  that  has  been  artificially  waved  or  curled 
  v  1:  make  ridges  into  by  pinching  together  [syn:  {pinch}] 
  2:  curl  tightly,  of  hair  [syn:  {crape},  {frizzle},  {frizz},  {kink 
  up},  {kink}] 




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