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  • adj. Causing feelings of acute embarrassment
  • adj. Causing feelings of arousal or excitement (especially sexual)


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  • For long stretches at a time, he seems entirely unaware that Amelia's right there by his side and dying to give him another one of those toe-curling kisses.

    Night at the Museum: Battle for Your Heart

  • Such sustained claustrophobic darkness made "2666" a smothering reading experience, but a slimmer work such as "The Skating Rink" published in English in 2009, 20 years after appearing in Spanish, also set on the Costa Brava, can be eerily hypnotizing, with flashes of toe-curling horror.

    Threatening Weather on Menace Beach

  • Still, many worry that toe-curling predictions like those found in a new forecast by NOAA on the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season will come back to bite us should they not pan out precisely as anticipated.

    Kelly Rigg: Climate Rapture: Creating a Heavenly Future Here on Earth

  • Sadly, they are fated to be remembered less for their four successive wins en route to Ireland than for the toe-curling denouement.

    Ireland 24-8 England | Six Nations match report

  • Spencer delights in mining the crudest elements of sex and bodily functions for toe-curling but breathtaking entertainment.

    This week's new comedy

  • Erez Lieberman styled himself as Decurio, the name given to the leader of a Roman squad of ten people, and used it as an excuse to crack toe-curling jokes.


  • Further, Langdon deems the sculpture — which depicts St. Teresa of Avila in spiritual ecstasy, based on a description in her autobiography — as pornographic, as it supposedly depicts the saint “on her back in the throes of a toe-curling orgasm.”

    Ron Howard, Angry & Demeaning?

  • Every lunchtime we would return from a morning in the sand to the same spread of fresh bread, liver pâté, cheese and cucumber all accompanied by my grandad's toe-curling jokes.

    Family life

  • He also topped what was then known as the hit parade with a song from the film, Don't Laugh at Me 'Cos I'm a Fool, the title conveying his tendencies towards toe-curling pathos.

    Sir Norman Wisdom obituary

  • Dante kissed her thoroughly, effectively ending her chant, his tongue promising all manner of wonderful, toe-curling, pants-on-fire-in-a-good-way things, then he pushed himself away and onto his feet.

    Etched in Bone


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  • Mon dieu, it's really hard to get your toes curled in those shoes! Thank God for the crocs! Every knight who loves his toes, uses crocs these days...

    March 21, 2009

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    March 20, 2009