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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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KREESO, n. Also deriv. kreesal. Only in phr. in a kreeso, of clothes, paper, etc.: crumpled, crushed, disordered, out of shape (Ork. 1929 Marw., Ork. 1960); of a wall: tumbled down, dilapidated; in a kreesal, of a dog or cat: curled up as in sleep (Ib.). [′kriso, ′kriʃo, -əl]

[Cf. Norw. dial. krysja, n., a confused heap, v., to squeeze, crush, krøys, a clump of tangled wool, disordered things; phs. with influence from Eng. crease, to crumple.]

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