Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Colloq. U.S. Some thing curled or spiral, as a flourish made with a pen on paper, or with skates on the ice; a trick; a frolicsome caper. Same as curlicue.
  • noun to make a flourish; to cut a caper.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of curlicue.

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Examples

  • As if that lot were not an ample compost heap from which to assemble the work, steel-engraved curlycue borders, crests, and flourishes lifted from the illuminated borders of stock and bond certificates also abound and, though reveling in their dropout status, several of these artists obviously either owned stock in General Electric, or had a very accurate impression of what it looked like.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • As if that lot were not an ample compost heap from which to assemble the work, steel-engraved curlycue borders, crests, and flourishes lifted from the illuminated borders of stock and bond certificates also abound and, though reveling in their dropout status, several of these artists obviously either owned stock in General Electric, or had a very accurate impression of what it looked like.

    Psychedelic Denver

  • Neither the history nor a gilt-edge curlycue certificate is going to save me from an ass-whippin'.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Neither the history nor a gilt-edge curlycue certificate is going to save me from an ass-whippin'.

    Keeping it Mysterious

  • In Linda Warren's Project Space, Shannon Kerrigan shows her girly-strong curlycue flowers of roughcut and welded steel -- often used to brand paper repeatedly.

    Paul Klein: An Art Trifecta; Three Excellent Exhibits Open This Weekend

  • Now, you're at a bar, quaffing a few brewskis, and one of dese ladies here with the dogfaced hair slips into your lap, runs her finger in a curlycue on your balding pate, whispers hey you, you're kinda cute and you know exactly what your response is:

    That hairstyle.

  • The grass on the right is so wacko and curlycue-y.

    Why I Love New Mexico in the Fall

  • The grass on the right is so wacko and curlycue-y.

    October 2006

  • Aquaman didn't make that many appearances in those neat-o Hembeck strips that used to run in the "Daily Planet" feature in DCs of the late 70s and very early 80s; so I was always glad to see him get a chance to be drawn with those curlycue elbows.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • There was a curlycue pattern of grooves in it, as if some ogre had scraped his fingernails there.

    Cube Route

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