Wringbolt to Wronghead
(Wring"bolt`), n. (Shipbuilding) A bolt used by shipwrights, to bend and secure the planks
against the timbers till they are fastened by bolts, spikes, or treenails; not to be confounded with ringbolt.
1. One who, or that which, wrings; hence, an extortioner.
2. A machine for pressing water out of anything, particularly from clothes after they have been washed.
Wringing machine, a wringer. See Wringer, 2.
(Wring"ing), a. & n. from Wring, v.
(Wring"staff`) n.; pl. Wringstaves (Shipbuilding) A strong piece of plank used in applying
(Wrin"kle) n. A winkle. [Local, U. S.]
(Wrin"kle), n. [OE. wrinkil, AS. wrincle; akin to OD. wrinckel, and prob. to Dan. rynke, Sw.
rynka, Icel. hrukka, OHG. runza, G. runzel, L. ruga. .]
1. A small ridge, prominence, or furrow formed by the shrinking or contraction of any smooth substance; a
corrugation; a crease; a slight fold; as, wrinkle in the skin; a wrinkle in cloth. "The wrinkles in my brows."
Within I do not find wrinkles and used heart, but unspent youth.Emerson.
2. hence, any roughness; unevenness.
Not the least wrinkle to deform the sky.Dryden.
3. [Perhaps a different word, and a dim. AS. wrenc a twisting, deceit. Cf. Wrench, n.] A notion or
fancy; a whim; as, to have a new wrinkle. [Colloq.]
(Wrin"kle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrinkled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Wrinkling ]
1. To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle
the skin or the brow. "Sport that wrinkled Care derides." Milton.
Her wrinkled form in black and white arrayed.Pope.
2. Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way.
A keen north wind that, blowing dry,Milton.
Wrinkled the face of deluge, as decayed.
Then danced we on the wrinkled sand.Bryant. To wrinkle at, to sneer at. [Obs.] Marston.
(Wrin"kle), v. i. To shrink into furrows and ridges.
(Wrin"kly) a. Full of wrinkles; having a tendency to be wrinkled; corrugated; puckered. G. Eliot.
His old wrinkly face grew quite blown out at last.Carlyle.
(Wrist) n. [OE. wriste, wrist, AS. wrist; akin to OFries. wriust, LG. wrist, G. rist wrist, instep,
Icel. rist instep, Dan. & Sw. vrist, and perhaps to E. writhe.]