crumplings

crumplings

(ˈkrʌmplɪŋz)
pl n
crumpling or folding actions
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thought Vronsky, and crumpling up the letters he thrust them between the buttons of his coat so as to read them carefully on the road.
The king stooped down immediately and picked up the letter, crumpling it in his hand, as he did so; and at the same moment the torches arrived, inundating the blackness of the scene with a flood of light as bight as day.
And there in fact was Sonya lying face downward on Nurse's dirty feather bed on the top of the chest, crumpling her gauzy pink dress under her, hiding her face with her slender fingers, and sobbing so convulsively that her bare little shoulders shook.
A scrap of waste paper among your roses," she said, crumpling it up in her hand as if she meant to throw it away.
said Erskine, crumpling the telegram and thrusting it into his pocket as if it were not worth a second thought.
At length Richard found time to cast his eyes on the direction of the letter, which he still held unopened, crumpling it in his hand.
And crumpling the parchment in his hand, he advanced toward the royal emissary.
Bhaer spoke warmly, and walked to the fire, crumpling the paper in his hands.
Then it was that Sheldon struck out, coolly and deliberately, with all the strength of his arm, and Tudor, caught on the jaw, fell sideways, crumpling as he did so and crushing a chair to kindling wood beneath the weight of his falling body.
This time, lowered quickly, he sank into the chair like a half- empty sack of meal, and continued so to sink, until, crumpling at the middle, his great tawny head falling forward, he lay on the floor unconscious.
Into one pocket of this greatcoat, he thrust his left hand the moment he dismounted, while from the other he drew forth, with his right, a very bright and glaring silk handkerchief, with which he whisked a speck or two of dust from his boots, and then, crumpling it in his hand, swaggered up the court.
He turned away, still crumpling and uncrumpling a handful of leaves which he had torn from the wall.