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Runkil(l, Runkle, n. Also: -ile; runcle; ronkle; rankel(l. [ME (north.) and north. e.m.E. runkel (Cursor M.), runkylle (Cath. Angl.), prob. of Scand. origin. Cf. Norw. dial. rukla, dim. of rukka, ON hrukka, earlier *hrunka. Cf. also Dan. runken wrinkled.] A wrinkle or crease. 1513 Doug. vii vii 26.
Hyr forret skorit with runclys [Ruddim. runkillis] and mony rat
c1520-c1535 Nisbet Ephesians v 27.
To gefe the kirk gloriouse to him self, that it had na wem nore runkile
1551 Hamilton Cat. 44.
Ane glorious congregacioun, haiffand na spot nor runkil [L. maculam aut rugam], nor ony siclike thing
a1585 Polwart Flyt. 576 (T).
His froisnit front In runkillis [H. rankells, 1629 rankels] run ruwth in the stewis brunt
1581-1623 James VI Poems I 141/258.
The ronkles of her skinn
Ib. 179/612.
The longest skorie runkles on his face as furris appeare

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