EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRISPIN
Crispin paused a moment, weighing the position well in his mind.
Towards midnight at last Sir Crispin flung down his cards and rose.
But Crispin, noting the hesitation, stifled it by appealing to the lad's fears.
Covered with blood—the blood of others—Crispin stood before them now.
At length Crispin withdrew his hands from eyes that were grown haggard, and rose.
Nature asserted herself, and, despite his condition, Crispin slept.
He had not stirred from his chair while Crispin had been at the door.
"It will tax our wits to get you out of Penrith," said Crispin.
At the news of this, Crispin made a last appeal to the infantry.
Crispin took the Bible from the boy's hands, and replaced it on the table.
1640s, "shoemaker," in literary use only, from Ss. Crispin and Crispinian (martyred at Soissons, c.285 C.E.), patrons of shoemakers. French hagiographers make the brothers noble Romans who, while they preached in Gaul, worked as shoemakers to avoid living on the alms of the faithful. The name is Crispinus, a Roman cognomen, from Latin crispus "curly" (probably with reference to hair; see crisp).