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crinkle-crankle

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  • An orchard would be a place to grow up, Palmer thought, an orchard heavy with apples and with espaliered pear-trees growing against a sun-warmed crinkle-crankle wall.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • The historic Thamesside garden received a revamp thanks to a £1.6 million lottery grant which paid for repairs to the 19th century gazebo and the serpentine crinkle-crankle retaining wall.

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  • The first stage of the £1.6 million restoration began with Wessex Archaelogy carrying out archaeological recording and investigation of the gazebo, the causeway walls and the undulating 'crinkle-crankle' - or serpentine - wall.

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  • o 'heaven, as I thoucht them, whan they war only the sma' crinkle-crankle convolutions o 'my cerebral dome-�a puir heaven for a man to bide in!

    Alec Forbes of Howglen

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  • Architecture:

    crinkle-crankle (Brit)

    A serpentine wall, esp. in the 18th century. Same as serpentine wall.

    February 8, 2009