Definitions

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  • n. A crease; rumple; fold.
  • n. A fold in the skin; a wrinkle.
  • v. To jerk.
  • v. To crease; rumple; cause to hang in loose folds.
  • v. To become creased or wrinkled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To jerk.
  • To crease; rumple; cause to hang in loose folds.
  • n. A crease; a rumple; a fold.

Etymologies

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From Middle English lyrken, from Old Norse lerka ("to plait, fold, bind, lace up tightly").

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From Middle English lerke, from the verb. See above.

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