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or crease, kris

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  1. a short sword or heavy dagger with a wavy blade, used by the Malays.

Origin of creese

1570–80; < Malay kəris (spelling keris)
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Examples from the Web for creese

Historical Examples

  • What a neat hand he was, too, with that spiral-bladed Malay creese of his!

    Captain Brand of the "Centipede"

    H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise

  • There were pictures on the walls, pieces of faence, some arms of rare kinds, Japanese swords and a Malay creese.

  • His shirt was open, showing the jagged, ragged hole made by the Malay creese in the broad, hairy breast.

    The Ruined Cities of Zululand

    Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley

  • Dom Maxara was forward, staunching a severe wound from a Malay creese in the shoulder.

    The Ruined Cities of Zululand

    Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley

  • Then he yawned—next placed the creese on the ground beside him, while his right hand explored his pockets.

British Dictionary definitions for creese


  1. a rare spelling of kris
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