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  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. 




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