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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CREPE

In fact, she had the lilies of the field lookin' like crepe paper imitations.

"I looked for the crepe on the door as we drove up," I told him.

At that very moment, the crepe flounce on her dress was accidently torn off.

But even at that they considered it poor taste when he hung a piece of crepe on the door.

As mentioned before, the crepe for vacuum drying should be thin.

The condition also is provided if the thickness of the crepe is excessive.

For sheet we get an almost straight line; for crepe there is some curvature.

He knows well that I can flatten him out like a crepe in the frying-pan.

She crept back presently and packed the crepe house-coat with the other things.

They never wear veils of any sort, nor are their clothes trimmed in crepe.

WORD ORIGIN

1797, from French crêpe, from Old French crespe (14c.), from Latin crispa, fem. of crispus "curled, wrinkled" (see crisp (adj.)). Meaning "small, thin pancake" is from 1877. Crepe paper is first attested 1895.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CREPE

pancake

nounflat, round breakfast cake
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