wrinkle


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wrinkle \Wrin"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrinkled; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Wrinkling.]
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   1. To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a
      wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin
      or the brow. "Sport that wrinkled Care derides." --Milton.
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            Her wrinkled form in black and white arrayed.
                                                  --Pope.
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   2. Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way.
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            A keen north wind that, blowing dry,
            Wrinkled the face of deluge, as decayed. --Milton.
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            Then danced we on the wrinkled sand.  --Bryant.
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   To wrinkle at, to sneer at. [Obs.] --Marston.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wrinkle \Wrin"kle\, n.
   A winkle. [Local, U. S.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wrinkle \Wrin"kle\, n. [OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle; akin to OD.
   wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw. rynka, Icel. hrukka,
   OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga. ????.]
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   1. A small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the
      shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a
      corrugation; a crease; a slight fold; as, wrinkle in the
      skin; a wrinkle in cloth. "The wrinkles in my brows."
      --Shak.
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            Within I do not find wrinkles and used heart, but
            unspent youth.                        --Emerson.
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   2. hence, any roughness; unevenness.
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            Not the least wrinkle to deform the sky. --Dryden.
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   3. [Perhaps a different word, and a dim. AS. wrenc a
      twisting, deceit. Cf. Wrench, n.] A notion or fancy; a
      whim; as, to have a new wrinkle. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wrinkle \Wrin"kle\, v. i.
   To shrink into furrows and ridges.
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