Definitions

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  • adj. Having hair or a mane of a specified tincture, different from that of the body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the hair of a different tincture from the rest of the body.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, wearing hair, as the head of a man or woman, or wearing a mane, as the head of a horse, unicorn, etc. These additions are often borne of a different tincture from the head, which is then said to be crined of such a tincture.

Etymologies

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From Old French crine ("hair of the head") (French crin) + -ed.

Examples

  • The bellman of Craigie parish, by name Matthew Dinning, and at this time about eighty years of age, was a very little “crined [175]” old man, and always wore a broad Scottish blue bonnet, with a red “bob” on the top.

    Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character

  • Sinister Supporter: _A unicorn rampt. arg., armed, crined and gorged with a coronet composed of crosses pattée and fleurs de lis, and chained or_.

    The Handbook to English Heraldry

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