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crimp

the natural wave of wool fibres

crimp

[krimp]
(engineering)
To cause something to become wavy, crinkled, or warped, such as lumber.
To pinch or press together, especially a tubular or cylindrical shape, in order to seal or unite.
(textiles)
To give curl to synthetic fibers.

crimp

1. To bend or warp.
2. To offset a structural steel member so that it will fit over the flange of another member.
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The researchers crimped the tape between metal combs with zigzag teeth.
In hearing the case, one concerned judge seemed worried that his wife might be hauled in by the food police if she crimped her sandwich.
Simon has invested pounds 30,000 in a barn to cover three pits for crimped barley, wheat and triticale.
The manual hand-cycle lever automatically grips the wire, providing an accurate measurement of the crimp pull strength on a wide range of wire sizes and terminals including crimped, soldered or solderless.
It was quite obvious--then--that the case wasn't crimped enough to remove all the previous expansion of the case mouth.
CAPRICE looked a delight at the Pantene Awards in London, sporting a new crimped hairstyle for the occasion.
Predictions were within 5% of testing crimped assemblies.
Up until now, automating the crimping process has been difficult, but the new Datamate Trio-Tek open barrel crimp contact has a latching feature which simplifies the insertion of contacts into the housing and can be crimped automatically or semi-automatically four to five times faster than conventional manual crimping.
Along with 70's psychedelic prints and velvet flares, crimped hair is making a comeback.
Crimped, tamper-resistant ring provides a permanent seal of gauge case to lens
The entire stack and plantroom are clad vertically with Kalzip 400, with factory prepared crimped curves forming the tight 1065mm and 1515mm radii of the horseshoe curve.
Contract notice: Supply of braided absorbable set resorption faster, crimped wire absorbable monofilament resorption average, Lasso loop of braided medium length etc