curl

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Synonyms for curl

Synonyms for curl

to have or cause to have a curved or sinuous form or surface

to move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course

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a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)

form a curl, curve, or kink

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shape one's body into a curl

wind around something in coils or loops

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twist or roll into coils or ringlets

play the Scottish game of curling

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References in classic literature ?
To think that this is my twentieth birthday, and that I've left my teens behind me forever," said Anne, who was curled up on the hearth-rug with Rusty in her lap, to Aunt Jamesina who was reading in her pet chair.
On the few occasions when anything amused him, he curled up a little at the corners of the lips, nothing more.
The corners of the Sergeant's melancholy mouth curled up, and he looked hard in my face, just as he had looked in the garden.
He curled up again at the corners of the lips, and disappeared.
His cheeks and chin were in the bluest bloom of smooth shaving; his nose was short Roman; his lips long, thin, and supple, curled up at the corners with a mildly-humorous smile.