from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of kris.
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- n. Archaic form of kris.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dagger or short sword used by the Malays, commonly having a serpentine blade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To kill by stabbing with a creese (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
Sorry, no etymologies found.
"running amuck," so frequent in all other Malay countries, has never taken place, and with a population of 30,000 Malays, all of whom carry their "creese" and revenge an insult by a stab, murders do not occur more than once in five or six years.
Two brace of pistols, a Malay creese, and a tulwar, sharp on both sides, and very nearly six feet in length, completed this elegant costume.
He drew forth a creese, and holding it up saw this name cut upon the handle: "JOHN POTTS."
"This shall be mine," said he, and he threw the cord around his own neck, and put the creese under his waistcoat.
He carried with him the creese which Brandon had given him.
Brandon unbuttoned his vest and drew forth a Malay creese, which was hung around his neck and worn under his coat.
His weapons were a bolo, a creese, and a bow and arrow.
"If the creese falls without sticking into the ground, I shall choose my route first."
A campilan (two-handled knife, double-edged), and a pearl-handled creese (dagger) were thrust into the sash.
Taking a long breath, he grabbed his creese and dived.