from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To curl or friz, as the hair.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To curl or frizzle, as the hair.
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Which belike makes our Venetian ladies at this day to counterfeit yellow hair so much, great women to calamistrate and curl it up, vibrantes ad gratiam crines, et tot orbibus in captivitatem flexos, to adorn their heads with spangles, pearls, and made-flowers; and all courtiers to effect a pleasing grace in this kind.
Quisnam istuc adcredat tibi, cinaede calamistrate? tun verberes, qui pro cibo habeas te verberari?