or crease, kris
- 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
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.The Crime of the Boulevard
His shirt was open, showing the jagged, ragged hole made by the Malay creese in the broad, hairy breast.
Dom Maxara was forward, staunching a severe wound from a Malay creese in the shoulder.
Then he yawned—next placed the creese on the ground beside him, while his right hand explored his pockets.Uncle Sam's Boys in the Philippines
H. Irving Hancock
- a rare spelling of kris
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