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  • The circle parts and Donna kneels beside the curled-up bones.

    GRAVE CONCERNS • by Oscar Windsor-Smith

  • Arp's painted-wood bas-relief "La Femme-amphore" (1929), in which a small figurative form, like a kernel, floats through the womb-like bowl of an amphora, speaks to Brancusi's curled-up ovoid "The Newborn (Version I)" (1920).

    The Shape of Things

  • On Heargadievvá Street women pass by on foot sleds, their red Sámi bonnets bobbing up and down in the wind, fur boots with curled-up toes, pushing and sliding their sleds.

    The Memory Palace

  • I also flattened out the curled-up leaves and painted it with chocolate brown and gold spray paint.

    What the hell? (and Solar Chandeliers)

  • And his was genuine surprise, on entering the steward's room, to behold Michael just rousing from his curled-up sleep on the floor.

    CHAPTER X

  • He pulled away, and steam poured from his nostrils as he shook his head with curled-up lips.

    Master of Mirrors

  • Tall, potbellied, he has a curled-up Pancho Villa mustache and reeds of graying hair falling away from the top of his shiny head.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • Sometimes he transforms her into Pietà; at others, into curled-up snakes or mirage-like mazes—hazy labyrinths in which to become lost.

    Picasso's Labor of Love

  • At other points, my tightly squeezed eyes and curled-up body would have screamed, I know the baby will wake up/someone will start snoring/the alarm will [...] 4 Comments

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  • Frowns at my stance, my curled-up fingers, my thumbs sticking out over the knuckles.

    Veracity

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