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kris

also creese  (krēs)
n.
A Malay or Indonesian dagger having a wavy double-edged blade.

[Malay keris.]

kris

(krɪs)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a Malayan and Indonesian stabbing or slashing knife with a scalloped edge. Also called: crease or creese
[C16: from Malay kris]

kris

(kris)

n.
a Malay dagger with a wavy blade.
[1570–80; < Malay karis (sp. keris)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kris - a Malayan dagger with a wavy bladekris - a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade  
dagger, sticker - a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing
References in classic literature ?
She sat opposite the window, and the pale light reflected from the banks of snow made her face look more than usually drawn and bloodless, sharpened the three parallel creases between ear and cheek, and drew querulous lines from her thin nose to the corners of her mouth.
He had on a brand-new uniform showing the creases where it had been folded and thick gold epaulettes which seemed to stand rather than lie down on his massive shoulders.
As a rule when we play the wit at first flows free, but on this occasion I strode to the crease in an almost eerie silence.
The girth of the neck had increased, and the first crease and fold of a double chin were becoming plainly discernible.
Rosa felt what his next memorandum would prove to be, and was blushing and folding a crease in her dress with one embarrassed hand, long before he found it.
Sir James's brow had a little crease in it, a little depression of the eyebrow, which he seemed purposely to exaggerate as he answered.
Here he held Martin off at arm's length and ran his beaming eyes over Martin's second-best suit, which was also his worst suit, and which was ragged and past repair, though the trousers showed the careful crease he had put in with Maria's flat-irons.
One iron was heating on a small gas stove; the other was being pushed vigorously back and forth to make the desirable crease that would be seen later on extending in straight lines from Mr.
And indeed, no sooner had he uttered these words, when all at once, like the sun going behind a cloud, her face lost all its friendliness, and Levin detected the familiar change in her expression that denoted the working of thought; a crease showed on her smooth brow.
Everything belonging to Miss Nancy was of delicate purity and nattiness: not a crease was where it had no business to be, not a bit of her linen professed whiteness without fulfilling its profession; the very pins on her pincushion were stuck in after a pattern from which she was careful to allow no aberration; and as for her own person, it gave the same idea of perfect unvarying neatness as the body of a little bird.
The room in the bell tower of the church, where on Sunday mornings the minister prayed for an in- crease in him of the power of God, had but one window.
You've kept it folded too long, and the goods is all gone along the crease.