Wringing machine, a wringer. See Wringer, 2.

(Wring"staff`) n.; pl. Wringstaves (Shipbuilding) A strong piece of plank used in applying wringbolts.

(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." Shak.

Within I do not find wrinkles and used heart, but unspent youth.

2. hence, any roughness; unevenness.

Not the least wrinkle to deform the sky.

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.

2. Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way.

A keen north wind that, blowing dry,
Wrinkled the face of deluge, as decayed.

Then danced we on the wrinkled sand.

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.

(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.]

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.

(Wring"er) n.

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.

(Wring"ing), a. & n. from Wring, v.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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