Definition of Curlycue

1. n. Some thing curled or spiral,, as a flourish made with a pen on paper, or with skates on the ice; a trick; a frolicsome caper.



Definition of Curlycue

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of curlicue) ¹

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Definition of Curlycue

1. curlicue [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curlycue

curlpaper
curlpapers
curls
curls up
curly
curly-coated retriever
curly-heads
curly bracket
curly brackets
curly clematis
curly endive
curly quote
curly quotes
curlycue (current term)
curlycues
curlycup gumweed
curlyhead
curlyheads
curmudgeon
curmudgeonlier
curmudgeonliest
curmudgeonliness
curmudgeonly
curmudgeons
curmurring
curn
curney

Literary usage of Curlycue

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1. Practical Drawing: A Book for the Student and the General Reader by Edwin George Lutz (1915)
"... Sometimes the forms of certain letters are changed or a scroll or a curlycue added to fill in where too much white space shows. ..."

2. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"Sally," says I, " will you take me for better or worse ? " This put her to considering, and I gave a flourishing about the room, and ait a curlycue with ..."

3. Corrie Who? by Maximilian Foster (1908)
"Shall FINIS be written with a curlycue beneath it, and so have done? Or shall the stray threads be gathered up, and the woof be woven into the fuller piece? ..."

4. Grasshopper Green's Garden: The Story of Some Wonderful Little Lives : a by Julia Augusta Schwartz (1909)
"He let this curlycue of earth fall outside, at the top of his hole. It was the shape of a tiny worm, and is called a worm-cast. ..."

5. The Ohio Educational Monthly and the National Teacher: A Journal of Education by Ohio State Teachers Association (1882)
"... Spencerian Penmanship, illustrating on the black-board, with hypercritical discriminations, the vital importance of slope, shade, and terminal curlycue. ..."

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