(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, Cystoidea, Comatula.

(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 A kind of stiff cloth, used chiefly by women, for underskirts, to expand the gown worn over it; — so called because originally made of hair.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.

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