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curled


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curled  \Curled\  (k[^u]rld),  a. 
  Having  curls;  curly;  sinuous;  wavy;  as  curled  maple  (maple 
  having  fibers  which  take  a  sinuous  course). 
 
  {Curled  hair}  (Com.),  the  hair  of  the  manes  and  tails  of 
  horses,  prepared  for  upholstery  purposes.  --McElrath. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curl  \Curl\  (k[^u]rl),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Curled}  (k[^u]rld); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Curling}.]  [Akin  to  D.  krullen,  Dan. 
  kr["o]lle,  dial.  Sw  krulla  to  curl,  crisp;  possibly  akin  to 
  E.  crook.  Cf  {Curl},  n.,  {Cruller}.] 
  1.  To  twist  or  form  into  ringlets;  to  crisp,  as  the  hair. 
 
  But  curl  their  locks  with  bodkins  and  with  braid. 
  --Cascoigne. 
 
  2.  To  twist  or  make  onto  coils,  as  a  serpent's  body. 
 
  Of  his  tortuous  train,  Curled  many  a  wanton  wreath 
  in  sight  of  Eve.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  deck  with  or  as  with  curls;  to  ornament. 
 
  Thicker  than  the  snaky  locks  That  curledMeg[ae]ra. 
  --Milton. 
 
  Curling  with  metaphors  a  plain  intention.  --Herbert. 
 
  4.  To  raise  in  waves  or  undulations;  to  ripple. 
 
  Seas  would  be  pools  without  the  brushing  air  To  curl 
  the  waves.  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  (Hat  Making)  To  shape  (the  brim)  into  a  curve. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  curled 
  adj  1:  drawn  up  into  a  ball;  "she  lay  curled  up  in  a  big  armchair" 
  [syn:  {curled  up}] 
  2:  having  curls  [syn:  {curling}] 




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