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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curling  \Curl"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  state  of  that  which  curls;  as  the  curling  of 
  smoke  when  it  rises;  the  curling  of  a  ringlet;  also  the 
  act  or  process  of  one  who  curls  something  as  hair,  or  the 
  brim  of  hats. 
 
  2.  A  scottish  game  in  which  heavy  weights  of  stone  or  iron 
  are  propelled  by  hand  over  the  ice  towards  a  mark. 
 
  Curling  .  .  .  is  an  amusement  of  the  winter,  and 
  played  on  the  ice,  by  sliding  from  one  mark  to 
  another  great  stones  of  40  to  70  pounds  weight,  of  a 
  hemispherical  form  with  an  iron  or  wooden  handle  at 
  top  The  object  of  the  player  is  to  lay  his  stone  as 
  near  to  the  mark  as  possible,  to  guard  that  of  his 
  partner,  which  has  been  well  laid  before  or  to 
  strike  off  that  of  his  antagonist.  --Pennant 
  (Tour  in 
  Scotland. 
  1772). 
 
  {Curling  irons},  {Curling  tong},  an  instrument  for  curling 
  the  hair;  --  commonly  heated  when  used 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  curling 
  adj  1:  moving  in  curves  or  spirals;  "the  crisp  white  edge  of  a 
  curling  wave";  "curling  smoke  from  the  chimney" 
  2:  having  curls  [syn:  {curled}] 
  n  :  (Scotland)  a  game  played  on  ice;  curling  stones  (heavy 
  stones  with  handles)  are  slid  toward  a  target 




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