curlicue :

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  • n  a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
  • n  a short twisting line

  • Her subsequent adventures are detailed in prose that misses nary an 18th century curlicue.
  • He became an element of pop culture, a decorative curlicue of the apolitical, singing, dancing, quasi-bohemians.
  • With its floor-to-(nearly)-ceiling shuttered windows and curlicue iron balcony rails, I felt like Brooke Shields in Pretty Baby (except legal and not as cute).

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