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curlycue


curlycue


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curlycue  \Curl"y*cue\  (k?rl"?-k?),  n.  [Cf.  F.  caracole.] 
  Some  thing  curled  or  spiral,,  as  a  flourish  made  with  a  pen 
  on  paper,  or  with  skates  on  the  ice;  a  trick;  a  frolicsome 
  caper.  [Sometimes  written  {carlicue}.]  [  Colloq.  U.S.] 
 
  {To  cut  a  curlycue},  to  make  a  flourish;  to  cut  a  caper. 
 
  I  gave  a  flourishing  about  the  room  and  cut  a 
  curlycue  with  my  right  foot.  --McClintock.