(Cream" laid`) See under Laid.
(Cream"-slice`) n. A wooden knife with a long thin blade, used in handling cream or ice
(Cream"-white`) a. As white as cream.
(Cream"y) a. Full of, or containing, cream; resembling cream, in nature, appearance, or taste; creamlike; unctuous.
"Creamy bowls." Collins. "Lines of creamy spray." Tennyson. "Your creamy words but cozen." Beau. &
(Cre"ance) n. [F. créance, lit., credence, fr. L. credere to trust. See Credence.]
1. Faith; belief; creed. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. (Falconry) A fine, small line, fastened to a hawk's leash, when it is first lured.
(Cre"ance) v. i. & t. To get on credit; to borrow. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Cre"ant) a. [L. creans, p. pr. of creare to create.] Creative; formative. [R.] Mrs. Browning.
(Crease) n. See Creese. Tennyson.
(Crease), n. [Cf. LG. krus, G. krause, crispness, krausen, kräusen, to crisp, curl, lay on folds; or
perh. of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. kriz a wrinkle, crease, kriza to wrinkle, fold, W. crych a wrinkle, crychu
to rumple, ripple, crease.]
1. A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable substance; hence, a similar mark, however
2. (Cricket) One of the lines serving to define the limits of the bowler and the striker.
Bowling crease (Cricket), a line extending three feet four inches on each side of the central strings
at right angles to the line between the wickets. Return crease (Cricket), a short line at each end of
the bowling crease and at right angles to it, extending toward the bowler. Popping crease (Cricket),,
a line drawn in front of the wicket, four feet distant from it, parallel to the bowling crease and at least as
long as the latter. J. H. Walsh
(Crease), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Creased (kr?st); p. pr. & vb. n. Creasing.] To make a crease
or mark in, as by folding or doubling.
Creased, like dog's ears in a folio.
1. A tool, or a sewing-machine attachment, for making lines or creases on leather or cloth, as guides to
2. A tool for making creases or beads, as in sheet iron, or for rounding small tubes.
3. (Bookbinding) A tool for making the band impression distinct on the back. Knight.
(Creas"ing) n. (Arch.) A layer of tiles forming a corona for a wall. Knight.
(Cre"a*sote) n. See Creosote.
(Creas"y) a. Full of creases. Tennyson.