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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Crêpe
  1. Same as Crape. Alt. spell.: crepe
  2. krâp; Eng. krāpAny of various crapelike fabrics, whether crinkled or not.
  3. A small thin pancake.(wns16=2)
  4. Paper with a finely crinkle texture, usually sold in rolls of 2-3 inches width; crepe paper; -- it is usually colored brightly and used for decoration.(wns16=1)

Etymology: F

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  1. A soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
  2. Small very thin pancake
  3. Paper with a crinkled texture; usually colored and used for decorations
  4. Cover or drape with crape

From French crêpe, from Latin crispus.

  1. A flat round pancake-like pastry from Lower Brittany, made with wheat.
  2. A soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface.
  3. Crepe paper; thin, crinkled tissue paper.
  4. Rubber in sheets, used especially for shoe soles.
    The policeman wore -soled shoes.
  5. (Ireland) A death notice printed on white card with a background of black crepe paper or cloth, placed on the door of a residence or business.

crepe was also found in the following language(s): Italian and Portuguese

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Past life for Crepe born Sep 20, 1973

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Central India approximately on 1300. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.