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

  Rumple \Rum"ple\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Rumpled p. pr. &
     vb. n. Rumpling.] [Cf. rimple, and D. rimpelen to wrinkle,
     rompelig rough, uneven, G. r["u]mpfen to wrinkle, MHG.
     r["u]mphen, OHG. rimpfan, Gr. "ra`mfos the crooked beak of
     birds of prey, ? to roam.]
     To make uneven; to form into irregular inequalities; to
     wrinkle; to crumple; as, to rumple an apron or a cravat.
     [1913 Webster]
           They would not give a dog's ear of their most rumpled
           and ragged Scotch paper for twenty of your fairest
           assignats.                               --Burke.
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