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  • The old dog got off his haunches, and his tail, close-curled over his back, began a feeble, excited fluttering; he came waddling forward, gathered momentum, and disappeared over the edge of the fernery.

    In Chancery

  • None had the eye-catching northern fairness, but none had the round features and close-curled hair that in some Maidens hinted of Black Kingdoms blood.

    Conan and The Mists of Door

  • Antryg had been in bed under a gray satin comforter, his hair close-curled still with the dampness of washing, profoundly asleep.

    The Silicon Mage

  • Antryg had been waiting for them, his graying hair close-curled with dampness, resplendent in a much-mended shirt of ruffled lawn that was far too big for him and a rusty black court coat whose silver bullion embroidery had long since been picked out.

    The Silent Tower

  • A great ship sailed turbulently across his massive chest, her sails and rigging blackened ludicrously by the mat of close-curled hair that flourished on the human background.

    Gold Out of Celebes

  • 'Sir, it is granted,' replied a little, thick-set man with a round face, arch looks, and close-curled wig, surmounted by a small three-cornered hat put very knowingly on one side, not unlike Hogarth's head in his print of the 'Gates of Calais.'

    Inns and Taverns of Old London

  • Reynolds painted a portrait of her, showing a bright-eyed, smiling lady, with close-curled hair, of girlish appearance.

    Some Old Time Beauties After Portraits by the English Masters, with Embellishment and Comment

  • But Gillian would no more have thought of trying to hasten matters than she would have tried to force open the close-curled petals of a flower in bud.

    The Lamp of Fate

  • This individual, whose name was Muff, was a rather small-sized one, of the pure Kentish blood; liver-colored, with a white ring on his neck, and white paws; close-curled, wicked-eyed, deep-chested, and remarkably powerful for his size.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 25, November, 1859

  • He remembered her chiefly for the incongruity of her close-curled, carefully-tended head, her daintily-trimmed eyebrows and her carefully-manicured hands, in contrast with the terrific speed with which she took the steepest slopes when sliding on a pair of skis.

    Pied Piper

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