Definition of "krises" []

  • A Malayan and Indonesian stabbing or slashing knife with a scalloped edge (noun)
  • Plural form of kris. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "krises" in a sentence
  • "The handles of the krises are the most common subjects of their ingenuity in this art, which usually exhibit the head and beak of a bird, with the folded arms of a human creature, not unlike the representation of one of the Egyptian deities."
  • "We demanded that the native chiefs should give up the pirates, and they gave up nine readily, but refused the tenth, against whom “it does not appear that there was any proof,” and drew their krises on our police when they tried to arrest the man in defiance of them."
  • "The Sultan has a “godown” containing great treasures, concerning which he leads an anxious life — hoards of diamonds and rubies, and priceless damascened krises, with scabbards of pure gold wrought into marvelous devices and incrusted with precious stones."