from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as curly-headed.


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  • Geiton the hero, a handsome, curly-pated hobbledehoy of seventeen, with his câlinerie and wheedling tongue, is courted like one of the sequor sexus: his lovers are inordinately jealous of him and his desertion leaves deep scars upon the heart.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She intended also that her little boy, her fair-haired, curly-pated, bold-faced little boy, should be Earl of Silverbridge when the sand of the old man should have run itself out.

    Phineas Finn

  • Tarma looked around the common room, and was mildly surprised to see that they were the only occupants other than a scruffy, curly-pated minstrel-type tucked up in one corner.


  • When he died, the widow was left with ten thousand pounds and the handsome, curly-pated, mischievous boy.

    Kate Coventry An Autobiography

  • By slow degrees she is won over by the frolicsome humor of the curly-pated boy, who never once quits her side, into cheerful prattle with him.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866

  • "Did I know curly-pated, black-eyed Master Charley?" asked the old woman.

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 5, May, 1891

  • A grizzly brown sailor and his curly-pated son were the oarsmen; in the stern sat a couple of Keith's attendants, whom Mr. Heard might have mistaken for two Green genii but for the fact that between them lay an enormous and hideously modern receptacle of wicker-work which impaired the illusion.

    South Wind

  • So she never raised her voice to him, though she did often to the others, -- to curly-pated Cecco, and pretty black-eyed Dina, and saucy Bice, and sturdy Beppo, and even to the good, manly, hard-working Tasso.

    Children's Literature A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes

  • The sturdy, curly-pated, blue-eyed lad -- Labradorman, every luscious inch of him: without a drop of weakling blood in his stout little body!

    Doctor Luke of the Labrador

  • The big, curly-pated fellow you took home in the carriage? ...

    The Manxman A Novel - 1895


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