Crisping iron
Crisp Crisp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crisped} (kr?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crisping}.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See {Crisp}. a. ] 1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple. Cf. {Crimp}. [1913 Webster]

The lover with the myrtle sprays Adorns his crisped tresses. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

Along the crisped shades and bowers. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The crisped brooks, Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To make crisp or brittle, as in cooking. [1913 Webster]

{Crisping iron}, an instrument by which hair or any textile fabric is crisped.

{Crisping pin}, the simplest form of crisping iron. --Is. iii. 22. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Crisping — Crisp Crisp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crisped} (kr?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crisping}.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See {Crisp}. a. ] 1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crisping pin — Crisp Crisp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crisped} (kr?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crisping}.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See {Crisp}. a. ] 1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crisp — Crisp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crisped} (kr?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crisping}.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See {Crisp}. a. ] 1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crisped — Crisp Crisp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crisped} (kr?spt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crisping}.] [L. crispare, fr. crispus. See {Crisp}. a. ] 1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • walcspinl — f ( e/ a) curling iron, crisping pin …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • þráwingspinl — f ( e/ a) crisping pin, curling iron …   Old to modern English dictionary

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