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  • n. Plural form of curl.
  • n. specifically, a body of curly hair on someone's head
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of curl.


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  • He was born purple, with lots of hair pasted in curls to his head.

    Expiration Dates

  • So to soften my face a bit, I discovered that I can dampen the wisps at my temples and get pin curls, no curling iron required.

    Going Grey

  • Susan Olsen, who played Cindy ( "the youngest one in curls") will be signing copies of her new book, Love to Love You Bradys: The Bizarre Story of The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, at the Santa Monica Public Library on September 26 at 1pm.

    Boing Boing

  • Darling: And Cathoair found himself thinking that there should to be a word for the way the hair sticks in curls to the neck of somebody you ought to have learned to love but didn't, when you are walking with them at night, down a beach in the rain.

    All the cool kids are doing it--

  • Now 59, he retains a quiet, composed demeanor and a rapid-fire manner of speaking, but what was once an unruly shock of gray curls is now a straight corporate cut.

    “This Is Not Charity”

  • My hair is to be complimented with an appear-ance, because of its natural ringlets, as they call my curls, and to shade my neck.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • She unwound the turban encircling her forehead, and all her ebony hair came tumbling in curls upon her shoulders.

    Selections from _Corinne_

  • Her small and narrow face was framed in short curls of black hair, irregular as though they were outlined in pen-strokes upon a wash-drawing in Indian ink.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • The hair in short curls, the embroidered blue coat and breeches were wrong, but the face was right.

    Lord of Chaos

  • His black hair shone in short curls around his face, and hung to his collar in back.

    War for the Oaks


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