curled curled  /ˈkɜrld/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of hair having curls

Usage(s):

  1. Some of the blackened bodies were still curled as if to shield themselves from the heat, and many faces still wore expressions of terror.
  2. Across the yard, Honor, a Dutch Masters cigar curled under his forefinger, has a cell phone pressed to his ear.
  3. A half-eaten hamburger viewed from above on the left echoes Chris curled up in the fetal position on the right.

News

  1. Delco League Baseball: Quirky habits part of what make Dan McShane great

    CHESTER — With flip-flops on his feet and a rake in his hands, Dan McShane looked at peace. Then, a grimace curled across his face. He was told only five minutes remained before the night’s first pitch, and McShane, who had yet to write out a lineup card, was scrambling.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Delaware County Daily Times

  2. NSA Phone Tracking ‘Acceptable’ To Over Half Of Americans [Poll]

    There’s about a 50/50 chance that you, the individual reading this article, are comfortable with the NSA tracking your phone to fight terrorism. The rest of you have flushed your 4G down the toilet and are currently curled up on your porch with a copy of 1984. Still not sure whether it’s the sad truth, [...] NSA Phone Tracking ‘Acceptable’ To Over Half Of Americans [Poll] is a post from: The ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  3. Blackhawks vs. Kings Game 5 recap: Chicago advances to the Stanley Cup Final

    The Chicago Blackhawks are back in the Stanley Cup Final after eliminating the Los Angeles Kings with a 4-3 win in the second overtime of Game 5. The two teams traded chances early on in the period. Anze Kopitar dragged the puck out from behind the net and barely curled it wide just minutes in. Moments later, Brandon Saad fired a slap shot well over Jonathan Quick . Saad replaced Bryan Bickell ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: SB Nation

Quotes

  1. Hough said she hadn't been feeling well all day and "curled up in a ball" backstage after the show.
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: Julianne Hough Source: FOXNews

  2. "I spent the last five days in bed curled up in the foetal position but the worst of it is well and truly over and I've had a day or so of eating food," Sharpe said. "I'm probably at the weight now that I was when I was seventeen or eighteen...
    on Feb 18, 2008 By: Nathan Sharpe Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "There were mornings I would be in my trailer literally, like, curled up in a ball," Ruffalo says. "And they'd be banging on the door, like, 'We're ready for you, boss! Come on out the set.' And I don't know how I'll face this day."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Mark Ruffalo Source: NPR

Word of the Day
subordinate subordinate
/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /