crape was seen wherever the eye turned—surrounding the galleries, fronting the platform, encircling the choir.
crape is the quality of goods most closely allied with mourning.
crape was tied on the door-knocker and the salon was closed.
That crape on the Whip assumed the force of a call to the Church, urging to self-denial and to active effort.
1797, from French crêpe, from Old French crespe (14c.), from Latin crispa, fem. of crispus "curled, wrinkled" (see crisp (adj.)). Meaning "small, thin pancake" is from 1877. Crepe paper is first attested 1895.