Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of curl.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having curls; curly; sinuous; wavy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the form of a curl; brought into curls.
  • Having a winding grain: said of wood, as curled maple. See maple.
  • In botany: much folded or crumpled, as the leaves of Cichorium Endivia.
  • Affected by curl. See curl, n.
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from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of hair having curls

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Examples

  • All he remembered was spending the rest of the 1930S and the war in the corner of a bar down on West 59th called the Unforeseen where the name curled out of the wall above the door.

    Tours of the Black Clock

  • Benny, Ana had said, his name curled forward by the rising Santa Anas.

    Their Dogs Came With Them

  • Smoke still curled from the barrel of the shotgun in his hands, and water dripped from the stock.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • Skating on a two-man advantage 3 minutes later, an open Bergeron curled from the left post and snapped a low shot past Norrena to give the Bruins a two-goal lead with his 12th.

    USATODAY.com - Hockey - Boston vs. Columbus

  • Chris Klein curled a shot inside the left post to slice the deficit in half.

    Major League Soccer - Kansas City vs. Los Angeles

  • In gold script her name curled across the left lens.

    Middlesex

  • No smoke curled from the chimney, not a barnyard fowl clucked and strutted.

    War

  • The Kindle is great for long-term curled up reading.

    Booksquare

  • A phrase curled through his proto-thoughts like a length of razor sharp wire: "We shall restore you with mercy and grace …"

    Ecstatic Days

  • While Martin curled, Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn shoved New Jersey's Dainius Zubrus into Biron by the left post.

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