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 Crimp.Cringle (Tom). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Crimp of Death (A).
A thief-catcher. A crimp is a decoy, especially of soldiers and sailors. (See above.)   1
“Here lie three crimps of death, knocked down by Fate,
Of justice the staunch blood-hounds, too, so keen.”
Peter Pindar: Epitaph on Townsend, Macmanus, and Jealous.

 Crimp.Cringle (Tom). 

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