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  • v. To tousle

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See tousle.


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  • She shakes herself till her fair, fluffy hair is all in a "touzle," she dances with rage till her neck and arms are crimson, from time to time in the middle of her screams calling out at the pitch of her voice,


  • My life on thee, hearken to me; awake and up from thy sleep and look on the narcissus and the tender down thereon, and enjoy the sight of naked waist and navel; and touzle me and tumble me from this moment till break of day!

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Yes, the painter will touzle that broom like a man in a rage; he will make each hair of it stand on-end as though it were on your own bristling scalp; he will make it the interpreter between the secret poem of his imagination and the poem that shall have its birth in yours.

    The Commission in Lunacy

  • Sae saying, I gared him climb a rape by whilk he gat abune the riggin o 'the bield, then steeking to the door thro' whilk he gaed, I jimp had trailed doun the rape, when in rinned twa red coat chiels, who couping ilka ane i 'their gait begun to touzle out the ben, and the de'il gaed o'er Jock Wabster.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 289, December 22, 1827

  • There was the same touzle of curly hair, like yellow-brown spun glass or filaments of burnished copper, which was shining now in the westering sun.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

  • Barefoot and touzle-headed, in the coarse russet and blue homespun of an apprentice, a small boy sidled through the wood.

    Days of the Discoverers

  • He left the tent, and paused for a moment outside to touzle affectionately the trampish heads of the bear dogs.

    The Hunted Woman

  • Awake and look on the narcissus and the tender green and enjoy my body and my secret charms and dally with me and touzle me from now till break of day!

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume III

  • We drank of the wine cup, both mingled and pure, And agreed whoso slept, we should touzle at will.

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume IV

  • Beaming with satisfaction at such wealth, little touzle-head promised to search industriously, already foreseeing a fortune.

    Social Life in the Insect World


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