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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Curl v. t. [imp. & p. p. Curled p. pr. & vb. n. Curling.]
 1. To twist or form into ringlets; to crisp, as the hair.
    But curl their locks with bodkins and with braid.   --Cascoigne.
 2. To twist or make onto coils, as a serpent's body.
 Of his tortuous train,
 Curled many a wanton wreath in sight of Eve.   --Milton.
 3. To deck with, or as with, curls; to ornament.
 Thicker than the snaky locks
 That curledMegæra.   --Milton.
    Curling with metaphors a plain intention.   --Herbert.
 4. To raise in waves or undulations; to ripple.
 Seas would be pools without the brushing air
 To curl the waves.   --Dryden.
 5. Hat Making To shape (the brim) into a curve.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Curled a. Having curls; curly; sinuous; wavy; as, curled maple (maple having fibers which take a sinuous course).
 Curled hair Com., the hair of the manes and tails of horses, prepared for upholstery purposes.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: drawn up into a ball; "she lay curled up in a big armchair"
             [syn: curled up]
      2: having curls [syn: curling]