Definition of Curled up
1. Verb. (past of curl up) ¹
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curled Up
Literary usage of Curled up
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Similes by Frank Jenners Wilstach (1916)
"curled up like a blue racer in a partridge nest. — IRVIN S. COBB. ... curled up like hot paper. — IBID. curled up in his heart, like a little squirrel in ..."
2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"The metallic slips have again to be annealed at a low ri'd heat, and finally curled up into a cornet, as in fig. 624. All the sixteen assays which we ..."
3. A Cyclopædic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language Spoken in British Central by David Clement Ruffelle Scott (1892)
"if the mend? mouse be eating bran, and hears footsteps coming, it crouches up, curled up, into a ball, its tail only out straight smooth ..."
4. Flowers and Their Friends by Margaret Warner Morley (1897)
"WHO LIES curled up? WHO lies curled up under the shields ? Under the shields of its parents ? A cunning young fruit peeps out o'er world, From under the ..."
5. Ten Days in Spain by Kate Field (1892)
"... "I curled up on the least dirty bench." cing tin bowls, groaned in chorus as soon as the Four Friends weighed anchor. Everybody was sick, — everybody ..."