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v. un·curled, un·curl·ing, un·curls
To unwind from or as if from a curl, coil, spiral, or curled position: uncurled my fists.
To become unwound from a curl: fern fronds uncurling in the spring air.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncurled - not curleduncurled - not curled; "lay uncurled on the bed"
uncoiled, straight - no longer coiled
2.uncurled - not having been curleduncurled - not having been curled    
straight - (of hair) having no waves or curls; "her naturally straight hair hung long and silky"
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The perpetual suggestion of a smile under Dominic's piratical moustaches seemed to become more accentuated - quite real, grim, actually almost visible through the wet and uncurled hair.
Toto, her dog, slowly uncurled himself and going to the Patchwork Girl sniffed at her inquiringly; but soon he lay down again, as if to say he had no interest in such an irregular creation.
I was somewhat dismayed at my appearance on looking in the glass: the cold wind had swelled and reddened my hands, uncurled and entangled my hair, and dyed my face of a pale purple; add to this my collar was horridly crumpled, my frock splashed with mud, my feet clad in stout new boots, and as the trunks were not brought up, there was no remedy; so having smoothed my hair as well as I could, and repeatedly twitched my obdurate collar, I proceeded to clomp down the two flights of stairs, philosophizing as I went; and with some difficulty found my way into the room where Mrs.
A black servant, who reposed on the box beside the fat coachman, uncurled his bandy legs as soon as the equipage drew up opposite Miss Pinkerton's shining brass plate, and as he pulled the bell at least a score of young heads were seen peering out of the narrow windows of the stately old brick house.
Her pretty face was wan and listless; her hair uncurled: some locks hanging lankly down, and some carelessly twisted round her head.
The first thing done by Madame Leonore was to put her hands on Dominic's shoulders and look at arm's length into the eyes of that man of audacious deeds and wild stratagems who smiled straight at her from under his heavy and, at that time, uncurled moustaches.
If the animal is uncurled hands can be slipped under its tummy but the hedgehog may curl around the fingers.
A precious gift, wrapped up tight, to be delivered any day The countdown is certainly on, it's nearly on its way Toys like footballs, games and cars, are right up Lucy's street But this gift is exclusive, and comes already complete No instructions, no batteries required, it is quite simply unique All fresh, uncurled and new, definitely no antique Lucy's face will soon light up, her heart will fill with joy Becoming a big sister, to a little girl or boy!
Slowly, he uncurled from the knot of the foetal position he'd been lying in on the chair.
Centre manager Colin Seddon said:"Phelps arrived into our care in November and once he uncurled we realised that he was unable to use his hind legs.
Alison Hughes and Suzanne Del Rizzo (illustrator); GERBIL, UNCURLED; Fitzhenry & Whiteside (Children's: Picture Books) 17.95 ISBN: 9781554553327
To get Kelly's look, 'Tong the hair in big sections, twisting it as you wrap it round the barrel, and leave the ends uncurled. Always shake hair through with fingers, don't brush it' Amanda Holden You can have really sleek hair without it looking flat and plastered to your head, 90s-style.