Crossword clues for curl
- Forearm exercise
- Bicep exercise
- Barbell rep
- Weightlifting rep
- Pompadour feature
- Play an icy sport
- Play an ice game
- Make a ringlet
- Forehead adornment
- Feature of Little Shirley Temple
- What hair rollers add to straight hair
- What bacon will do in a skillet
- What a hot roller adds to straight hair
- What a bobby pin might help make
- Twist into ringlets
- Throw some rocks?
- Temple feature?
- Temple feature in old films
- Sweep the ice, e.g
- Superman's forehead feature
- Show signs of age, as wallpaper
- Play with brooms on ice
- Play the roaring game
- Perm part
- Part of a weightlifter's routine
- Move in spirals
- Move for a dumbbell?
- Make ringlets
- Make into ringlets
- Jheri ___ (hairstyle)
- Hot-roller result
- Hot-roller evidence
- Hair spiral
- Hair roller creation
- Frizzy-leafed vegetable
- Free-weight exercise
- Feature of young Shirley Temple's hair
- Feature of some hairstyles
- Dumbbell move
- Crimp, as hair
- Circular lock
- Change the locks, possibly
- Breaking wave feature
- Biceps-building exercise
- Biceps strengthening exercise
- Area under the wave
- Area under a wave
- Twirl of hair on the forehead
- Hair piece
- Weightlifter's lift
- Hair roller result
- Ringlet of hair
- Weightlifter's action
- See 12-Down
- Weight lifter's lift
- Weightlifter's maneuver
- Weightlifter's rep
- Show signs of age, maybe
- Pig's tail feature
- Make waves?
- Cheese ___
- Permanent thing?
- A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles
- A strand or cluster of hair
- Squiggle or spiral
- Weightlifter's exercise
- Spiral shape
- Twist of hair
- Tress trait
- Play at a game on ice
- Join a Scottish ice game
- Coiled lock of hair
- Wind: constant feature of 19
- Heartless scoundrel regularly failing to turn up
- Hair coil
- Salon offering
- Head lock?
- Hair ringlet
- Hair lock
- Weightlifting exercise
- Weightlifter's unit
- Weightlifting move
- Hair feature
- Form a spiral
- Biceps exercise
- Barbell exercise
- Dumbbell exercise
- Bodybuilder's exercise
- Biceps toner
- American ______
- Weightlifting technique
- Shirley Temple trademark
- Participate in an ice sport
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Curl \Curl\, v. i.
To contract or bend into curls or ringlets, as hair; to grow in curls or spirals, as a vine; to be crinkled or contorted; to have a curly appearance; as, leaves lie curled on the ground.
Thou seest it [hair] will not curl by nature.
To move in curves, spirals, or undulations; to contract in curving outlines; to bend in a curved form; to make a curl or curls. ``Cirling billows.''
Then round her slender waist he curled.
Curling smokes from village tops are seen.
Gayly curl the waves before each dashing prow.
He smiled a king of sickly smile, and curled up on the floor.
To play at the game called curling. [Scot.]
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.]
To twist or form into ringlets; to crisp, as the hair.
But curl their locks with bodkins and with braid.
To twist or make onto coils, as a serpent's body.
Of his tortuous train, Curled many a wanton wreath in sight of Eve.
To deck with, or as with, curls; to ornament.
Thicker than the snaky locks That curledMeg[ae]ra.
Curling with metaphors a plain intention.
To raise in waves or undulations; to ripple.
Seas would be pools without the brushing air To curl the waves.
(Hat Making) To shape (the brim) into a curve.
Curl \Curl\ (k[^u]rl), n. [Akin to D. krul, Dan. kr["o]lle. See Curl, v. ]
A ringlet, especially of hair; anything of a spiral or winding form.
Under a coronet, his flowing hair In curls on either cheek played.
An undulating or waving line or streak in any substance, as wood, glass, etc.; flexure; sinuosity.
If the glass of the prisms . . . be without those numberless waves or curls which usually arise from the sand holes.
--Sir I. Newton.
A disease in potatoes, in which the leaves, at their first appearance, seem curled and shrunken.
Blue curls. (Bot.) See under Blue.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-15c., metathesis of crulle (c.1300), probably from an unrecorded Old English word or from Middle Dutch krul "curly," from Proto-Germanic *krusl- (cognates: East Frisian krull "lock of hair," Middle High German krol, Norwegian krull, Danish krølle "curl"). The noun is recorded from c.1600.
n. A piece or lock of curling hair; a ringlet. vb. (lb en transitive) To cause to move in a curve.
American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933) [syn: Robert Curl, Robert F. Curl, Robert Floyd Curl Jr.]
twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please" [syn: wave]
play the Scottish game of curling
In vector calculus, the curl is a vector operator that describes the infinitesimal rotation of a 3-dimensional vector field. At every point in the field, the curl of that point is represented by a vector. The attributes of this vector (length and direction) characterize the rotation at that point.
The direction of the curl is the axis of rotation, as determined by the right-hand rule, and the magnitude of the curl is the magnitude of rotation. If the vector field represents the flow velocity of a moving fluid, then the curl is the circulation density of the fluid. A vector field whose curl is zero is called irrotational. The curl is a form of differentiation for vector fields. The corresponding form of the fundamental theorem of calculus is Stokes' theorem, which relates the surface integral of the curl of a vector field to the line integral of the vector field around the boundary curve.
The alternative terminology rotor or rotational and alternative notations rot F and ∇ × F are often used (the former especially in many European countries, the latter, using the del operator and the cross product, is more used in other countries) for curl and curl F.
Unlike the gradient and divergence, curl does not generalize as simply to other dimensions; some generalizations are possible, but only in three dimensions is the geometrically defined curl of a vector field again a vector field. This is a similar phenomenon as in the 3 dimensional cross product, and the connection is reflected in the notation ∇ × for the curl.
The name "curl" was first suggested by James Clerk Maxwell in 1871 but the concept was apparently first used in the construction of an optical field theory by James MacCullagh in 1839.
Curl or CURL may refer to:
is a brand of cheesy flavour corn puffs snack in Japan sold by Meiji. It also sports its own mascot, Karl, in which the snack may be romanized Karl instead. Although Curl comes in several flavors, the two dominant ones are lightly salted and cheese.
It has been on sale in Japan continuously since 1968.
Curl is a reflective object-oriented programming language for interactive web applications whose goal is to provide a smoother transition between formatting and programming. It makes it possible to embed complex objects in simple documents without needing to switch between programming languages or development platforms. The Curl implementation initially consisted of just an interpreter, but a compiler was added later.
Curl programs may be compiled into Curl applets, that are viewed using the Curl RTE, a runtime environment with a plugin for web browsers. Currently, it is supported on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. Curl supports "detached applets", which is a web deployed applet which runs on the user's desktop independent of a browser window much as in Silverlight 3 and Adobe AIR.
A curl route, also called a hitch or hook (sometimes a button hook), is a pattern run by a receiver in American football, where the receiver appears to be running a fly pattern but after a set amount of steps or yards will quickly stop and turn around, looking for a pass. This generally works best when the defending corner or safety commits himself to guarding the fly and is unable to stop quickly enough to defend the pass. A "curl out" on the sideline is often referred to as a comeback route.
The curl is a pattern used frequently by the West Coast offensive scheme, where quick and accurate passes are favored.
This route can also be used in what is called a screen, where while the receiver is receiving the pass, one or more linemen, tight ends, or running backs will run in the direction of the receiver in order to block the initial pursuing defenders so that the receiver has time and space to be able to run after the catch.
Curl or bend in association football is spin on the ball which will make it change direction, called a 'screw shot' in the 19th century. When kicking the ball, the inside of the foot is often used to curl the ball, but this can also be done by using the outside of the foot. Similar to curl, the ball can also swerve in the air, without the spin on the ball which makes the ball curl.
Curling or bending the ball is especially evident from free kicks, shots from outside the penalty area and crosses. Differences between balls can also affect the amount of swerve and curl: traditional leather footballs were too heavy to curl without great effort, whereas the lighter modern footballs curl with a lower effort threshold. As a general rule, the lighter and smoother the ball the more deviation there is.
Usage examples of "curl".
An Aberdonian, he resembled one of the black Aberdeen Angus cattle from his native territory: black curls tumbling over a broad forehead, liquid dark eyes always on the lookout for the red rag, wide cheekbones seeming to drag his fleshy nose across his face, full lips always moist.
He stared at Adelaide, with her fierce brown eyes, and her brunette curls, and that disturbing, angry, beautiful face.
I think it is Alba, maybe Henry went to see what was wrong with Alba, so I get up and go into Albas room, but Alba is asleep, curled around Teddy, her blankets thrown off the bed.
His eyes dismissed him and the older women, but sparked with interest when lighting on Amani, who had curled onto the bed beside her daughter, holding her close.
More than anything, Amara wanted to go somewhere dark and quiet and curl into a ball.
My toes curled and my foot flexed, reveling in the delicate touch of the thumb that traced its way from the ball of my foot down the high arch and up into the hollow below my anklebone, managing to stimulate an entire plexus of sensation.
As they galloped past Apollyon, the links of the silver net rippled over the demon, curled him in pain, and robbed him of his strength.
There was a bronze plaque screwed into a boulder announcing the start of the Appalachian Trail, and nearby on a post was a wooden box containing a Bic pen on a length of string and a standard spiral notebook, its pages curled from the damp air.
He saw fronds just above the waterline, which had recently survived ashfall from a volcano, curl from the heat, turn brown, and fall away.
Much of the ejecta curtain was curling into orbit in what would become the smothering ashfall of days to come.
It touched the red fur of a large cat, also curled tightly and ashiver, even in sleep.
Then at last Hresh did the most obvious thing, the one thing he had held back from doing, and curled his sensing-organ about it and applied his second sight.
I have many fond memories of those early Atheneum titles, curled up in a reading chair late at night, letting the words take me away into the magical otherworlds to be found in their pages.
The Babinski reflex - the great toe pulling up instead of curling down - was a grave, grave sign that her cerebral cortex, the thinking part of her brain, was no longer influencing the movements of her body.
The lanky man crumpled to the floor like a kid, breaking into sobs, his face in his arms, his back in a fetal curl.