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Crease \Crease\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Creased (kr?st); p. pr. & vb. n. Creasing.] To make a crease or mark in, as by folding or doubling.

Creased, like dog's ears in a folio.


Creasing \Creas"ing\ (kr[=e]s"[i^]ng), n. (Arch.) A layer of tiles forming a corona for a wall.


n. 1 The act by which something creases. 2 (context architecture English) A layer of tiles forming a corona for a wall. vb. (present participle of crease English)

Usage examples of "creasing".

Chingachgook spoke up, his face creasing into a smile so thoroughly wrinkled that his eyes disappeared.

The Atabeg stood, an unpleasant smile of anticipation creasing his face.

Her smile swelled a little as her eyebrows came closer together, creasing her weathered brow.

I jumped into the back of the car with Eight and made as if to help him pull out the speakers, my knees badly creasing up his newspapers.

Ismail was standing in the middle of a cluster of robed dignitaries, a huge smile creasing his balloonlike face.

Frank Harris at Kahr Arms, 630 Route 303, Blauvelt, NY 10913—and to Tom Creasing, my friend and attorney, who made it all happen—for their invaluable aid in making make-believe a little more real.

He therefore moved around from the ship's belly, almost creasing the side of the ship, trying to head first for the bridge, then for the main engine's magnetic core.

He eyed me Runner up and down, a kindly smile creasing his weathered features.

He wrote on a positive feedback slate, his scrawly letters adjusting automatically into script, with his tongue between his lips and a pleased frown creasing his brow.

One after another Margaret Sinton tied the ribbons, creasing each of them so they could not be returned, as she explained that she was trying to find the colour most becoming.

Then, before he could move, before he could even think, she vanished into the cave, leaving him with the lingering taste of sweet clover and a smile creasing his face.

Madison looked at her, disdain or concern rumpling his high forehead, creasing the skin to a hairline that had retreated four inches since he was a young man.

Now that I looked directly at Master Haddil, I could see what certainly must be worry lines creasing his face.