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Rivel \Riv"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Riveled;p. pr. & vb. n. Riveling.] [AS. gerifled, geriflod, gerifod, wrinkled, geriflian, gerifian, to wrinkle. See Rifle a gun, Rive.] To contract into wrinkles; to shrivel; to shrink; as, riveled fruit; riveled flowers. [Obs.]
--Pope. ``Riveled parchments.''


Rivel \Riv"el\, n. A wrinkle; a rimple. [Obs.]


n. 1 (context obsolete English) A wrinkle; a rimple. 2 (context US English) A kind of dumpling made from egg and wheat flour, often eaten in soup. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To shrivel, wrinkle (up). 2 (context transitive English) To cause to be wrinkled, to shrivel.


Rivel is a commune in the Aude department in southern France.

Usage examples of "rivel".

From pargetting, painting, slicking, glazing, and renewing old rivelled faces.

The expedition started on the 23d of January, 1598, and after marching twenty-four miles reached the village of Rivels, three miles from Turnhout, two hours after dark.