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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crinkle  \Crin"kle\  (kr[i^][ng]"k'l),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Crinkled}  (-k'ld);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Crinkling}  (-kl[i^]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 
  inequalities  or  sinuosities;  to  cause  to  wrinkle  or  curl. 
 
  The  house?s  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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