curling


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curl·ing

 (kûr′lĭng)
n.
A game originating in Scotland in which two four-person teams slide heavy oblate stones toward the center of a circle at either end of a length of ice.

curling

(ˈkɜːlɪŋ)
n
(Curling) a game played on ice, esp in Scotland and Canada, in which heavy stones with handles (curling stones) are slid towards a target (tee)

curl•ing

(ˈkɜr lɪŋ)

n.
a game played on ice in which two teams slide curling stones towards a mark in a circle.
[1610–20; perhaps curl + -ing1, from the motion imparted to the sliding stones]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curling - a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a targetcurling - a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target
game - a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game"
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
Adj.1.curling - of hair having curls
curly - (of hair) having curls or waves; "they envied her naturally curly hair"
Translations

curling

[ˈkɜːlɪŋ]
A. N (Sport) → curling m
B. CPD curling iron(s) N(PL) curling tongs NPL (for hair) → tenacillas fpl de rizar

curling

[ˈkɜːrlɪŋ] n (SPORT)curling mcurling tongs (British) curling irons (US) nplfer m à friser

curling

n (Sport) → Curling nt, → Eisschießen nt; curling stoneCurlingstein m, → Eisstock m

curling

[ˈkɜːlɪŋ] n (Sport) → curling m
References in classic literature ?
A regular snow maiden, with blue eyes, and yellow hair curling on her shoulders, pale and slender, and always carrying herself like a young lady mindful of her manners.
Friend," he added, thrusting forth his lean, delicate hand toward Hawkeye, in kindness, while his eyes twinkled and grew moist, "I thank thee that the hairs of my head still grow where they were first rooted by Providence; for, though those of other men may be more glossy and curling, I have ever found mine own well suited to the brain they shelter.
For before her, sunburnt in cheek and throat, darker in the free growth of moustache and curling hair, clad in the coarse, picturesque finery of his class, undisguised only in his boyish beauty, sat George Kearney.
The monkey, meanwhile, with a thick tail curling out into preposterous prolixity from beneath his tartans, took his station at the Italian's feet.
Beneath this atmospheric waving and curling, and partially beneath a thin layer of water, also, the whales were swimming.
Seen from the Pequod's deck, then, as she would rise on a high hill of the sea, this host of vapory spouts, individually curling up into the air, and beheld through a blending atmosphere of bluish haze, showed like the thousand cheerful chimneys of some dense metropolis, descried of a balmy autumnal morning, by some horseman on a height.
I should say," said Ginger, curling her nostril, "that these men, who are so wise, had better give orders that in the future all foals should be born with their eyes set just in the middle of their foreheads, instead of on the side; they always think they can improve upon nature and mend what God has made.
You can catch the agony in the queen's face through the curling smoke.
Only the brightest of LES E'TOILES were still shining; the sky was cloudless overhead, though small curling mists lay thousands of feet below us in the valleys, wreathed around the feet of the mountains, and adding to the splendor of their lofty summits.
She was extremely pretty, with a profusion of auburn hair, and a few very tiny freckles, to which she constantly alluded, as no one could possibly detect them without noting her porcelain skin and her curling lashes.
She was the most winning thing that ever brought sunshine into a desolate house: a real beauty in face, with the Earnshaws' handsome dark eyes, but the Lintons' fair skin and small features, and yellow curling hair.
His curling lips took a new twist upward; he tucked his umbrella briskly under his arm; and produced from the breast of his coat a large old-fashioned black pocketbook.