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wrinkling

[′riŋk·liŋ]
(materials)
Distortion occurring in a film of paint that gives the appearance of ripples.
Development of a roughened surface on a film of sealant. Also known as crinkling; riveling.
(metallurgy)
Waviness around the edges of a drawn metal product.

wrinkling, crinkling, riveling

1. The distortion in a paint film appearing as ripples; may be produced intentionally as a decorative effect or may be a defect caused by drying conditions or an excessively thick film.
2. The crinkling of the surface skin of a sealant; affects its appearance, but usually not its sealing capability.
References in classic literature ?
Three hundred," he muttered, wrinkling his brows with concentration.
Must have been "seeing life" last night, he added, wrinkling his nose in an intimate, confidential way which pleased me vastly.
said Mr Boffin, gathering himself together in his most suspicious attitude, and wrinkling his face into a very map of curves and corners.
To be Mrs Quilp the second, when Mrs Quilp the first is dead, sweet Nell,' said Quilp, wrinkling up his eyes and luring her towards him with his bent forefinger, 'to be my wife, my little cherry-cheeked, red-lipped wife.
The body's nervous system - a network of cells used by the brain to send and receive signals to different parts of the body - controls skin wrinkling.
9), suggesting that enhanced elastase activity by dermal fibroblasts plays a pivotal role in the UVB wrinkling mechanism.
The approach may help scientists understand wrinkling in techie stuff, like tiny graphene sheets.
La Decollette prevents this wrinkling and makes existing wrinkles disappear, so the CERCO tests proved.
Such studies could be important for understanding how organs grow in embryos, Holmes says, where wrinkling tissues dictate the start of, for instance, an eye.
The important thing to note is that the causes of wrinkling at slow speed are usually the same ones that cause wrinkles at running speed.
Cigarette smoking is a well-established independent risk factor for facial wrinkling and skin aging, the researchers noted.
KARREN BRADY, perhaps with a touch of scepticism, discusses miracle creams to counter facial wrinkling ( Mail, May 8).