Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of curve.
  • n. The action of the verb to curve.
  • adj. That curves or curve.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend

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Examples

  • Conchas are usually scored both lengthwise and crosswise, but may also be scored in curving parallel lines to resemble scallop shells, or in concentric circles.

    The Mexican kitchen: a taste for all seasons

  • - the Anglosphere or the Arc of English curving from the UK through CONUS and down to Australia and NZ but NOT including the Zone which is still seen by the Temps as a necessary evil - much like how Kiwis view Auckland;

    Cheeseburger Gothic » And now, Gentlemen, down to business.

  • Hitler spoke in the grand Lowenbrau beerhall, which had a tower with the word LOWENBRAU curving around it and a chandelier inside.

    Human Smoke

  • The lines of stratification have been described as curving so as to correspond with the shape of the mound, and such we are told is the general rule.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • If she finds leaves of the proper size, of a dry texture capable of defying the damp and of a suppleness favourable to cylindrical curving, that is all she asks; and the rest does not matter.

    Bramble-Bees and Others

  • We see people "curving" a bullet, where you swing the gun around while firing.

    Movie physics

  • Just basically moving due north throughout much of the rest of the day today and then slowly kind of curving around.

    CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2005

  • What surprised me is that as you looked out on the horizon, you could actually see the rain bands kind of curving in towards the center.

    CNN Transcript Nov 25, 2004

  • In one painting, which takes as its focus the Rialto Bridge, the movement of the gondolas and the sweep of the bridge seem to come together in a kind of curving, swinging dance.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • The game, based on the movie, features moves pulled from the film such as curving bullets and assassin time.

    IGN Xbox 360

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