crease


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crease \Crease\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Creased (kr?st); p. pr. &
   vb. n. Creasing.]
   To make a crease or mark in, as by folding or doubling.
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         Creased, like dog's ears in a folio.     --Gray.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crease \Crease\ (kr[=e]s), n.
   See Creese. --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crease \Crease\, n. [Cf. LG. krus, G. krause, crispness,
   krausen, kr[aum]usen, to crisp, curl, lay on folds; or perh.
   of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. kriz a wrinkle, crease, kriza to
   wrinkle, fold, W. crych a wrinkle, crychu to rumple, ripple,
   crease.]
   1. A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable
      substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.
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   2. (Cricket) One of the lines serving to define the limits of
      the bowler and the striker.
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   3. (Lacrosse) The combination of four lines forming a
      rectangle inclosing either goal, or the inclosed space
      itself, within which no attacking player is allowed unless
      the ball is there; -- called also goal crease.
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   Bowling crease (Cricket), a line extending three feet four
      inches on each side of the central strings at right angles
      to the line between the wickets.

   Return crease (Cricket), a short line at each end of the
      bowling crease and at right angles to it, extending toward
      the bowler.

   Popping crease (Cricket),, a line drawn in front of the
      wicket, four feet distant from it, parallel to the bowling
      crease and at least as long as the latter. --J. H. Walsh
      (Encyc. of Rural Sports).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Creese \Creese\ (kr[=e]s), n. [Malay. kris.]
   A dagger or short sword used by the Malays, commonly having a
   serpentine blade. [Written also crease and kris.]
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         From a Malayan creese to a sailor's jackknife. --Julian
                                                  Hawthorne.
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