from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as creese.


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  • The amusements of the Javanese, their music, their shadow-dances, all show a vigor and passion, which explain their occasional use of the "kriss" or Malay dagger, and the difficulty of subduing and civilizing so ardent and imaginative a people.

    A Tour of the Missions Observations and Conclusions Augustus Hopkins Strong 1878

  • July 5th, 2006 at 2: 54 pm kriss says: prosecutor shopping!

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  • October 21, 2008 at 10:04 am fah boo foar es dah boo dor es kriss mus kriss mus come tihs way mai DH lurves teh grinch, but ai haytes taht song!

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  • That would be the time: with a shout and a leap he would be in the midst of them, kriss in hand, killing, killing, killing, and would die with the shouts of his enemies in his ears, their warm blood spurting before his eyes.

    Almayer's Folly 2006

  • Have you felt about you the strong arm that could drive a kriss deep into a beating heart?

    Almayer's Folly 2006

  • And yet the sharp, rough-edged kriss is a good and discreet friend, thought Babalatchi, as he examined his own lovingly, and put it back in the sheath, with a sigh of regret, before unfastening his canoe.

    Almayer's Folly 2006

  • A loudly checkered sarong encircled his waist, and from its many folds peeped out the silver hilt of the kriss that saw the light only on great festivals or during official receptions.

    Almayer's Folly 2006

  • Dain shook Nina off, and, making a sudden lunge, struck Almayer full in the chest with the handle of his kriss, keeping the point towards himself.

    Almayer's Folly 2006

  • He laid his hand on his kriss, and awaited the approach of his unexpected visitor.

    Almayer's Folly 2006

  • And if he lingers, give him his kriss yourself and bid him go, as the wife of a mighty prince should do when the enemies are near.

    Almayer's Folly 2006


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