(Crin"kly) a. Having crinkles; wavy; wrinkly.
(Cri"noid) a. [See Crinoidea.] (Zoöl.) Crinoidal. n. One of the Crinoidea.
(Cri*noid"al) a. (Zoöl.) Of pertaining to crinoids; consisting of, or containing, crinoids.
(||Cri*noid"e*a) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. kri`non lily + -oid: cf. F. crinoïde.] (Zoöl.) A large class
of Echinodermata, including numerous extinct families and genera, but comparatively few living ones.
Most of the fossil species, like some that are recent, were attached by a jointed stem. See Blastoidea,
(Cri*noid"e*an) n. (Zoöl) One of the Crinoidea.
(Crin"o*line) n. [F., fr. crin hair,L. crinis.]
1. A kind of stiff cloth, used chiefly by women, for underskirts, to expand the gown worn over it; so
called because originally made of hair.
2. A lady's skirt made of any stiff material; latterly, a hoop skirt.
(Cri*nose") a. [L. crinis hair.] Hairy. [R.]
(Cri*nos"i*ty) n. Hairiness. [R.]
(||Cri"num) n. [NL., fr. Gr. kri`non lily.] (Bot.) A genus of bulbous plants, of the order Amaryllidaceæ,
cultivated as greenhouse plants on account of their beauty.
(||Cri"o*sphinx`) n. [Gr. krio`s ram + sfi`gx sphinx.] A sphinx with the head of a ram.
(Crip"ple) n. [OE. cripel, crepel, crupel, AS. crypel (akin to D. kreuple, G. krüppel, Dan. kröbling,
Icel. kryppill), prop., one that can not walk, but must creep, fr. AS. creópan to creep. See Creep.]
One who creeps, halts, or limps; one who has lost, or never had, the use of a limb or limbs; a lame person; hence,
one who is partially disabled.
I am a cripple in my limbs; but what decays are in my mind, the reader must determine.
(Crip"ple) a. Lame; halting. [R.] "The cripple, tardy-gaited night." Shak.
(Crip"ple), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crippled (-p'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Crippling ]
1. To deprive of the use of a limb, particularly of a leg or foot; to lame.
He had crippled the joints of the noble child.
Sir W. Scott.
2. To deprive of strength, activity, or capability for service or use; to disable; to deprive of resources; as, to
be financially crippled.
More serious embarrassments . . . were crippling the energy of the settlement in the Bay.
An incumbrance which would permanently cripple the body politic.
(Crip"pled) a. Lamed; lame; disabled; impeded. "The crippled crone." Longfellow.
(Crip"ple*ness), n. Lameness. [R.] Johnson.
(Crip"pler) n. A wooden tool used in graining leather. Knight.