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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of marcel.


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  • But her blonde hair was freshly "marcelled," and her nails pink and shining.

    Vera, the Medium

  • Mr. Fitzgerald's hair is impeccably marcelled, while Mrs. Fitzgerald's psyche is so tangled that Gil gives her a Valium.

    We'll Always Have Allen's 'Paris'

  • I even remember her hairdo, short and marcelled with a little brown cloche on top.

    Now I Know Why Mama Cried

  • We'd met one of Bedie's sons as he held court with impeccable manners and marcelled hair from a corner table at Abidjan's hottest club, 37°2.

    Joe Merlino: Christmas Coup Countdown - Cote D'Ivoire 1999 on the Eve of Collapse

  • I am bringing you all the evidence, based only on the secret testimony of the marcelled-hair soul who was launched that day on a life of prophecy and prediction.

    Centenaries, Centenaries! They Pleasure Me!

  • It's not her marcelled hair or her silver lamé dress, but her voice -- the voice that said "It can't be" in that intoxicating loop in Joseph Losey's ACCIDENT -- and her verbal powers of persuasion; I can well understand the way she works John Karlen to a lather with her descriptions of her "ancestor's" tortures.

    Archive 2006-10-29

  • One of the wives, a marcelled blonde in a fox stole, yawned and spat a wad of gum into the pool, setting off a tussle among the goldfish.

    December 6

  • Though her hair was marcelled midnight, skin tawny, lips full, she was of white race, hazel-eyed, straight-nosed, wide across the cheekbones.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • He had a swarthy, heart-shaped face, a full lower lip and black hair that was so wavy it was almost marcelled.

    Stallion Gate

  • The stiff Latin symbols were almost as strange to the Russian cadre-tall Galina in her cast-off Army trousers and gray Cossack shirts ... marcelled and soft-faced Luba, her dear friend ...

    Gravity's Rainbow


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