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  • v. Present participle of curdle.

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

  • n. the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid


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  • Page 19 are chilled, their affection hurried back on themselves in curdling horror, with pity ineffable, and sorrow that cannot be repressed, we are united in saying, let the will of the law be done!

    The Martyred President: A Sermon Preached in the First Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn, N. Y.

  • Constance, on guard at the moment, perceived the slight "curdling" of space which presages the appearance of the terminus of a hyper-spatial tube and gave the alarm.

    Children of the Lens

  • Alas, Christmas day was so near I could not celebrate my festival on that day; but another day might find us just as happy; and after all it would be "curdling" too much joy into one of the shortest of our days.

    Medoline Selwyn's Work

  • It was rich and smooth and Rosemary felt that when the time came to ladle it into the cups she would have every right to be proud of her ability, for she alone had made the soup, the other girls fearing the mysterious "curdling" that sometimes spoiled their product.


  • We needed Little Miss Muffet's curds and whey and we got them by separating or "curdling" the milk using enzymes found in rennet.

    The Guardian World News

  • After months of blood-curdling threats about how deep the knives of austerity were to plunge, the truth is about to emerge.

    Europe's Bad Boys

  • A little more napalm added to the pool of unease curdling in his guts.

    Etched in Bone

  • After this exposure, would you say your fear is "total" or merely "blood-curdling"?

    For some reason there were a buttload of books with unicorns on the cover.

  • A keenly observant writer, he turns his story into an amusingly bleak X-ray of present-day Korea, whose people are as interested in Bart Simpson as Kim Jong Il. Along the way, we meet a huge array of sharply drawn social types - comedians and tax cheats, porn addicts and schoolteachers, spoiled college kids and former student radicals like Ma-ri, who find their generational dreams of national reunification curdling into desperate adulteries.

    A Kafkaesque Spy Thriller Straddles Two Koreas

  • The details of his exploits are fascinating in themselves, including a blood-curdling voyage around Cape Horn to California.

    Just Like the Real Thing


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