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Synonyms for curlicue

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

a short twisting line


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The Curlicue and Hairpin restaurant chairs start at $118 apiece, but shoppers can save over $40 per chair when they order in bulk at www.
Maybe that's why many of the deepest weirdos, independent musicians, have pulled back from band shirts and gotten simple, changing garish curlicue logos and embellished silkscreen for buttondowns.
There are loads of designs to choose from, including cutout dots and stripes, delicate curlicue designs and coloured inserts (like the ones above, which have been used to create a colour leaded effect).
And after a few rousing laps around the stage to the theme from the old TV show Hawaii 5-0, one woman had a brief curlicue of a solo to end the delightful proceedings.
Beside the Dunkin' Donuts is a holdout, an old, frame house with its name--Early Bird Cafe--written in curlicue script on the glass.
Best known for Spiral Jetty, a monumental curlicue of basalt extending into Utah's Great Salt Lake, Smithson was a radical who enjoyed musing on nature and the cosmos.
Olivos quietly amuses while stumbling through bas curlicue adventures.
The curlicue fluorescent tubing rising from the base gives the bulb the look of an electric Dairy Queen cone.
And who knows what's up with the postal pig and its curlicue tail and perky ears (below).
The grandson of an officer in Napoleon's Grand Army, Poire went through life with a certain military swagger, underlined by an upturned curlicue moustache.
BUT this is not the case (although I must admit the thought has occasionally crossed my mind that if they can't afford a simple grammatical curlicue, how will they be able to pay me out if and when the life-changing 10p each-way Goliath actually comes up).
You can also call up the "intermediate" data for a star, showing the curlicue traced out by its photocenter on milliarcsecond scales - the combined effect of parallax and proper motion.
When a fish breaks off and you're left with a little curlicue at the end, it means the knot weakened the line.
The curlicue ornaments started as 1- by 12-inch lengths of veneer that were soaked and then wrapped around a broomstick like a stripe on a barber-shop pole.