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Definition of "curlycue" []

  • Variant of curlicue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "curlycue" in a sentence
  • "As if that lot were not an ample compost heap from which to assemble the work, steel-engraved curlycue borders, crests, and flourishes lifted from the illuminated borders of stock and bond certificates also abound and, though reveling in their dropout status, several of these artists obviously either owned stock in General Electric, or had a very accurate impression of what it looked like."
  • "Neither the history nor a gilt-edge curlycue certificate is going to save me from an ass-whippin'."
  • "In Linda Warren's Project Space, Shannon Kerrigan shows her girly-strong curlycue flowers of roughcut and welded steel -- often used to brand paper repeatedly."
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