Rumpling
Rumple Rum"ple, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Rumpled} p. pr. & vb. n. {Rumpling}.] [Cf. rimple, and D. rimpelen to wrinkle, rompelig rough, uneven, G. r["u]mpfen to wrinkle, MHG. r["u]mphen, OHG. rimpfan, Gr. "ra`mfos the crooked beak of birds of prey, ? to roam.] To make uneven; to form into irregular inequalities; to wrinkle; to crumple; as, to rumple an apron or a cravat. [1913 Webster]

They would not give a dog's ear of their most rumpled and ragged Scotch paper for twenty of your fairest assignats. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


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