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 for To wrinkle at
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wrinkle \Wrin"kle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrinkled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Wrinkling.]
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     1. To contract into furrows and prominences; to make a
        wrinkle or wrinkles in; to corrugate; as, wrinkle the skin
        or the brow. "Sport that wrinkled Care derides." --Milton.
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              Her wrinkled form in black and white arrayed.
                                                    --Pope.
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     2. Hence, to make rough or uneven in any way.
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              A keen north wind that, blowing dry,
              Wrinkled the face of deluge, as decayed. --Milton.
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              Then danced we on the wrinkled sand.  --Bryant.
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     To wrinkle at, to sneer at. [Obs.] --Marston.
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