creasing


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creasing

1. One or more courses of tiles or bricks laid upon the top of a wall or chimney with a projection of 1 to 2 in. (2.5 to 5 cm) for each course over the one below, to throw off water; if there is coping, it is placed above the creasing. Also called a creasing course, tile creasing.
2. A layer of slates or of metal over a projecting string-course or window cap, serving as a flashing to prevent the infiltration of moisture.
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Turveydrop, with his hat under his left arm (the inside presented at the clergyman like a cannon) and his eyes creasing themselves up into his wig, stood stiff and high-shouldered behind us bridesmaids during the ceremony, and afterwards saluted us, I could never say enough to do it justice.
However, Miss Lane (who had herself been too much occupied in contemplating the grown-up actors, to pay the necessary attention to these proceedings) rescued the unhappy infant at this juncture, who, being recruited with a glass of wine, was shortly afterwards taken away by her friends, after sustaining no more serious damage than a flattening of the pink gauze bonnet, and a rather extensive creasing of the white frock and trousers.
it deals primarily with processes in which the unity of a physical object need not be broken up because all its appearances change simultaneously according to the same law--or, if not all, at any rate all from places sufficiently near to the object, with in creasing accuracy as we approach the object.