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  • verb Present participle of upcurl.


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  • Tommy ordered two cognacs, and when the door closed behind the waiter, he sat in the only chair, dark, scarred and handsome, his eyebrows arched and upcurling, a fighting Puck, an earnest Satan.

    Tender is the Night

  • Arthur had red hair, and lived in a boarding-house and drove a delivery-wagon, and wasn't the least bit humble; but he had an audacious grin and upcurling lashes and "a way with him."


  • So presenting, herewith, the bright and sulphurous end of the Lucifer Match under the nose of a discerning public, I will watch the upcurling and dilating of nostrils.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 4, April, 1864

  • Arthur was very appealing when he looked at you like that -- his eyes so mischievous under their upcurling lashes.


  • It clung in damp ringlets to the soft duskiness of forehead and temples, her cheeks glowed rosily under their warm olive, and her clouded smoke-blue eyes were averted; he could see only the thick, upcurling black lashes that fringed them so darkly.

    Harriet and the Piper

  • A great noise, the furious recoiling of the guns, an upcurling of smoke -- that is the firing of a battery.

    Kings, Queens and Pawns An American Woman at the Front

  • The report of Barbee's rifle, the thin upcurling smoke under the new sun -- these were the chief matters in all the world for their little fragment of time.

    Man to Man

  • As the sail filled before the wind and the boat sprang across the upcurling waves, her brief sullenness fell away from her.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903

  • The upcurling cloud-rings from Hohenstiel's cigar seem to symbolise something unsubstantial and evasive in the whole fabric.

    Robert Browning

  • The young, sharp horn, upcurling, hit his foot and was broken off; the blow lost half its power.

    Monarch, the Big Bear of Tallac


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