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. [1913 Webster]

But curl their locks with bodkins and with braid. --Cascoigne. [1913 Webster]

2. To twist or make onto coils, as a serpent's body. [1913 Webster]

Of his tortuous train, Curled many a wanton wreath in sight of Eve. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To deck with, or as with, curls; to ornament. [1913 Webster]

Thicker than the snaky locks That curledMeg[ae]ra. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Curling with metaphors a plain intention. --Herbert. [1913 Webster]

4. To raise in waves or undulations; to ripple. [1913 Webster]

Seas would be pools without the brushing air To curl the waves. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. (Hat Making) To shape (the brim) into a curve. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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