crease

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crease

1. Cricket any three lines near each wicket marking positions for the bowler or batsman
2. Ice hockey the small rectangular area in front of each goal cage
3. Lacrosse the circular area surrounding the goal
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And he clenched his teeth and did not cry, and soon his shadow was behaving properly, though still a little creased.
And then the door burst open and Nick Chopper rushed into their midst and caught the Scarecrow in a close and loving embrace that creased him into many folds and wrinkles.
The dark skin was creased in fierce wrinkles about the eyes and mouth.
Another stride was in the direction of creased trousers.
He seemed to have made a resolute effort at tidiness of attire, and his sister, a robust, florid woman with a splendid joviality about her, kept eyeing his freshly creased clothes apprehensively.
Perhaps these have creased it, for you find some of their cases in the furrows, though they are deep and broad for them to make.
The man then returned to The Yellow Room and slipped under the bed, where the mark of his body is perfectly visible on the floor and even on the mat, which has been slightly moved from its place and creased.
It fell upon a face creased more in pity than in anger, and Raffles only shook his head as I hung mine.