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crimp 1

tr.v. crimped, crimp·ing, crimps
1. To press or pinch into small regular folds or ridges: crimp a pie crust.
2. To bend or mold (leather) into shape.
3. To cause (hair) to form tight curls or waves.
4. To have a hampering or obstructive effect on: Supplies of foreign oil were crimped by the embargo.
1. The act of crimping.
2. Something made by or as if by crimping, as:
a. Hair that has been tightly curled or waved.
b. A series of curls, as of wool fibers.
c. A crease or bend.
3. An obstructing or hampering agent or force: Rising interest rates put a crimp in new home construction.

[Dutch or Low German krimpen, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German.]

crimp′er n.

crimp 2

A person who tricks or coerces others into service as sailors or soldiers.
tr.v. crimped, crimp·ing, crimps
To procure (sailors or soldiers) by trickery or coercion.

[Origin unknown.]
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1. folded into ridges
2. having tight curls or waves
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[krɪmpt] ADJrizado, con rizos, encrespado
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References in classic literature ?
Why must their ruffs be always crinkled like endive leaves, and not crimped with a crimping iron?" (From this we may perceive the antiquity of starch and crimped ruffs.) Then he goes on: "Poor gentleman of good family!
Her little neck and arms were bare, and her hair, artificially crimped, stood out like fluffy black plumes over her head.
Reed's lace frills, and crimped her nightcap borders, fed our eager attention with passages of love and adventure taken from old fairy tales and other ballads; or (as at a later period I discovered) from the pages of Pamela, and Henry, Earl of Moreland.
They crimped and curled her hair, they polished her neck and arms with some fragrant powder, touched her lips with coralline salve to make them redder, and Hortense would have added `a soupcon of rouge', if Meg had not rebelled.
About this time there drove up to an exceedingly snug and well- appointed house in Park Lane, a travelling chariot with a lozenge on the panels, a discontented female in a green veil and crimped curls on the rumble, and a large and confidential man on the box.
Their brisk, withered little dames, in close crimped caps, long waisted short-gowns, homespun petticoats, with scissors and pin-cushions, and gay calico pockets hanging on the outside.
As she crimped the pastry, Camilla remarked: "I think this is going to be a wibbly-wobbly pasty."
Obviously the two examples are very simple, but complex multipin crimped or soldered connectors can be examined nondestructively for quality without damage.
That's why the flare has to be removed, but the case mouth shouldn't be taper crimped too much because the round may slip too far into the chamber.
The non-skin-facing side of said outer sheet is formed substantially over its entire area with a plurality of thermocompression-bonded spots regularly and intermittently arranged at intervals, said outer sheet has non-thermocompressed regions surrounded by said plurality of thermocompression-bonded spots, said outer sheet includes a fibrous layer at least on said outer surface thereof and being formed of thermal adhesive crimped fibers, said crimped fibers are bonded together by thermocompression-bonding treatment in said thermocompression-bonded spots, the crimped fibers are free of being thermocompression-bonded with each other in the non-thermocompressed regions
Readers who reload old heeled-bullet rounds that must be crimped from below--or those who wrestle with fragile, thin-walled .44-40 cases--will benefit from these dies.