from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To shrink or shrivel up from dryness or heat, as in cooking.
  • n. Hair.


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  • I've heard rumours that it's now defunct, which is a crine shame.

    Boing Boing

  • It is obvious that our reps in DC have little integrity and should not be judging anyone The press people are generally represented by BUNCH OF MORONS - If you are white and found innocent of the crine that is the end of story but if you are black and found innocent the press -- all of them white still proclaim that you are guilty.

    Sound Politics: Where Do Local Democrats Stand on Alcee Hastings?

  • Jan 19th, 2004 at 12: 41 pm what is a ‘crine’? dkachur

    Crime Rate Drops in C'ville at

  • So, perhaps the crine rate is really receding, is what. mmike87

    Crime Rate Drops in C'ville at

  • It was such a horrible crine to have a suposed racist as the majority house leader, so he was removed from his position.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Al Jazeera notes that France has passed a law making it a crine to deny the Armenian massacre/holocaust/genocide.

    Dave Stewart has left us.

  • The crine profuso and barba demissa of the reges crinitos, as the

    Travels through France and Italy

  • One or two may have endo - crine behavioral problems from the coldsleep drugs.

    The City Who Fought

  • [29] Valckenaer proposes reading instead of ‛ οραις or ‛ ορας, αυραις, writing the passage αυραις βοστρυχον αμπετασας, "per auras leves crine jactato:" which seems peculiarly adapted to this place, where the poet places the tumultuous rage of Mars in contrast with the sweet enthusiasm of the Bacchanalians, who are represented as flying over the plains with their hair streaming in the wind.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • Cp. also _Phaedra_ 707, where Hippolytus 'words,' en impudicum crine contorto caput | laeva reflexi, 'can only be justified as inserted to explain to the hearers what they could not see.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal


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