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

  Pleat \Pleat\ (pl[=e]t), n. & v. t.
     See Plait.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pleat
      n 1: any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back
           upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape [syn:
           pleat, plait]
      v 1: pleat or gather into a ruffle; "ruffle the curtain fabric"
           [syn: ruffle, pleat]
      2: fold into pleats, "Pleat the cloth" [syn: pleat, plicate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "pleat":
     accordion pleat, aqueduct, box pleat, canal, canalization,
     canalize, carve, chamfer, channel, chisel, corrugate, crack,
     crease, crimp, crisp, cut, dado, dike, ditch, dog-ear, double,
     double over, enfold, engrave, entrenchment, flounce, flute, fold,
     fold over, fosse, frill, furrow, gash, gather, goffer, gouge,
     groove, gully, gutter, ha-ha, incise, infold, interfold, kennel,
     knife pleat, lap over, moat, plait, plat, plicate, plow, ply,
     quill, rabbet, rifle, ruff, ruffle, rut, score, scratch, slit,
     streak, striate, sunk fence, trench, trough, tuck, turn over,
     twill, wrinkle
  
  

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