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- adj. Squeezed into a compact mass by irregular folds.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of crumple.
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- adj. of metal e.g.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Her expression crumpled in the face of his aggression, and she backed away with an offended look in her eyes.
She gazed up at him, large gray eyes studying his face, and then her expression crumpled and she moved toward him, pressing her face against his plaid.
Mysteriously Ivanovitch seemed to be losing his composure, as his expression crumpled into a worried frown.
Her expression crumpled, and she held her arms out beseechingly.
The train crumpled up, and some of the cars fell over sideways and fell off, ninety feet into the bottom of a dry creek.
Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself towards the table, landing on his knees in crumpled posture.
Massive thumbs flicked, effortlessly sending metal crate tops high into the air, defying both their locks and hinges, to land noisily in crumpled heaps on the floor.
A rictus grin crumpled his careworn face; just another lost soul grimly drinking into the morning, pathetically clutching at the warmth of the false camaraderie of the night before.
My guess is that, if this was Whedon’s concept, it’s one that he pulled and un-crumpled from the circular file.
He passes notes when he get away with it; dirty puns scratched out in crumpled paper and passed covertly to comrades-in-arms, ever careful to not let anyone see or hear who shouldn’t see or hear.
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