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 for Popping crease
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Popping \Pop"ping\,
     a. & n. from Pop.
     [1913 Webster]
     Popping crease. (Cricket) See under Crease.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crease \Crease\, n. [Cf. LG. krus, G. krause, crispness,
     krausen, kr[aum]usen, to crisp, curl, lay on folds; or perh.
     of Celtic origin; cf. Armor. kriz a wrinkle, crease, kriza to
     wrinkle, fold, W. crych a wrinkle, crychu to rumple, ripple,
     1. A line or mark made by folding or doubling any pliable
        substance; hence, a similar mark, however produced.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Cricket) One of the lines serving to define the limits of
        the bowler and the striker.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Lacrosse) The combination of four lines forming a
        rectangle inclosing either goal, or the inclosed space
        itself, within which no attacking player is allowed unless
        the ball is there; -- called also goal crease.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     Bowling crease (Cricket), a line extending three feet four
        inches on each side of the central strings at right angles
        to the line between the wickets.
     Return crease (Cricket), a short line at each end of the
        bowling crease and at right angles to it, extending toward
        the bowler.
     Popping crease (Cricket),, a line drawn in front of the
        wicket, four feet distant from it, parallel to the bowling
        crease and at least as long as the latter. --J. H. Walsh
        (Encyc. of Rural Sports).
        [1913 Webster]

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