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

  Rumple \Rum"ple\, n.
     A fold or plait; a wrinkle. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rumple
      v 1: disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the
           water" [syn: ruffle, ruffle up, rumple, mess up]
      2: to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She
         puckered her lips" [syn: pucker, rumple, cockle,
         crumple, knit]
      3: become wrinkled or crumpled or creased; "This fabric won't
         wrinkle" [syn: rumple, crumple, wrinkle, crease,
         crinkle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  77 Moby Thesaurus words for "rumple":
     agitate, beat, beat up, bristle, churn, churn up, clutter, cocker,
     cockle, convulse, corrugate, corrugation, crankle, crease, crimp,
     crimple, crinkle, crumple, crush, derange, disarrange, disarray,
     discompose, dishevel, dislocate, disorder, disorganize, disquiet,
     disturb, excite, ferment, flurry, fold, fret, furrow, knit, knot,
     litter, mess, mess up, misarrange, muss, muss up, paddle, perturb,
     perturbate, pucker, purse, ridge, rile, rimple, ripple, rivel,
     roil, roughen, ruck, ruckle, ruffle, scatter, screw, scrunch,
     set on edge, shake, shake up, shirr, stir, stir up, swirl, tousle,
     trouble, upset, whip, whip up, whisk, wimple, work up, wrinkle
  
  

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