|to run away hurriedly; flee.|
|to swindle, cheat, hoodwink, or hoax.|
|1.||a piece of cloth draped around the head to frame the face, worn by women in the Middle Ages and still a part of the habit of some nuns|
|2.||(Scot) a curve or bend, as in a river|
|3.||rare to ripple or cause to ripple or undulate|
|4.||archaic (tr) to cover with or put a wimple on|
|5.||archaic (esp of a veil) to lie or cause to lie in folds or pleats|
|[Old English wimpel; related to Old Saxon wimpal, Middle Dutch wumpel, Middle High German bewimpfen to veil]|
Isa. 3:22, (R.V., "shawls"), a wrap or veil. The same Hebrew word is rendered "vail" (R.V., "mantle") in Ruth 3:15.
headdress worn by women over the head and around the neck, cheeks, and chin. From the late 12th until the beginning of the 14th century, it was worn extensively throughout medieval Europe, and it survived until recently as a head covering for women in religious orders.
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