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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 ?
Smooth hair is better than a lot of fly-away curls.
I warned her not to put her hair in curls but she wouldn't listen to me.
I think she really did much better than if she had had her desired curls.
What with her splendid fleece of golden curls, her great, brilliant blue eyes, her exquisitely tinted face, her dimpled hands and arms, every member of the audience must have felt it was worth the ten cents he had paid merely to see her.
The dew and heat will take all the curl out of yours and then you'll look like a scarecrow," warned Felicity.
Finally her hair softened sufficiently to be disentangled from the curl papers; and then Aunt Janet subjected it to a merciless shampoo.
I made a solemn vow when Peter was dying that I would never curl my hair again, and I should have kept it.
Now, I am a fidgety little man, and always love to have something in my fingers; so that, being debarred from my wife's curls, I looked about me for any other plaything.
Even your fair hand could not manage a curl more delicately than mine.
However, I took care there should be no further scorning at my good nature: ever since, I've been as stiff as herself; and she has no lover or liker among us: and she does not deserve one; for, let them say the least word to her, and she'll curl back without respect of any one.
The hair, dark, and still damp from the outdoor air, lay in loose waves about the forehead and curved back over the ears in wonderfully becoming lines, with softening little curls here and there.
And Miss Polly pulled the locks so tightly back that the last curl lay stretched dead at the ends of her fingers.
Tulliver had to look on with a silent pang while Lucy's blond curls were adjusted.
Lucy put up the neatest little rosebud mouth to be kissed; everything about her was neat,--her little round neck, with the row of coral beads; her little straight nose, not at all snubby; her little clear eyebrows, rather darker than her curls, to match hazel eyes, which looked up with shy pleasure at Maggie, taller by the head, though scarcely a year older.