curler

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n curler a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it "a woman with her head full of curlers is not a pretty sight"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Curler A player at the game called curling.
    • Curler A small cylindrical object sometimes having a clamping attachment, around which hair is wound so as to produce curls; as, she slept all night with a head full of curlers .
    • Curler an electrical appliance with a handle and a metal rod-shaped tip which is heated and around which hair is wound, to produce curls in the hair; -- called also curling iron.
    • Curler One who, or that which, curls.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n curler One who or that which curls.
    • n curler One who engages in the amusement of curling. See curling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Curler one who, or that which, curls: a player at the game of curling
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Quotations

  • Dick Martin
    Dick Martin
    “I belong to Bridegrooms Anonymous. Whenever I feel like getting married, they send over a lady in a housecoat and hair curlers to burn my toast for me.”

Idioms

Don't stand there with curlers in your hair - This means 'don't keep me waiting'. It's said to someone who is taking too long to get moving.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. crull; Dut. krullen, Dan. krolle, to curl.

Usage

In literature:

Recreations: an enthusiastic curler.
"The Voyage Out" by Virginia Woolf
She saw me staring as she threw off her cape and put her curler on the log.
"Where There's A Will" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
I fain would stay its cravings by quaffing a beaker of mountain-distilled hair-curler.
"The Red Acorn" by John McElroy
Her hair was in metal curlers.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
For a short time everything went merry as the Ashcroft curlers' ball.
"Skookum Chuck Fables" by Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
Girls who must have kerosene lamps to heat their curlers must look for trouble.
"Sunny Slopes" by Ethel Hueston
A change has come over the spirit of the curler's dream.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume 2" by John Wilson
Housewife in curlers and kimono pops a couple slices in the toaster.
"Bread Overhead" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
Patent curlers, like a great many other things, had not been invented.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
It was a reedy woman in a housecoat, her hair in curlers, her eyes red and swollen.
"Dream Town" by Henry Slesar
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In poetry:

The curlers ply the "roarin' play,"
An' rinks are made, an' wagers ta'en;
An' loch an' muir are ringin' roun'
Wi' echoes o' the curlin' stane.
"Winter" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Following this weekend's event the curlers will head to Thunder Bay, Ontario, (Nov.
If teams are short members the association reports it can find other curlers looking to add to or build a team.
Sweeping helps curlers direct their stones to the desired target placement.
Think shuffleboard on ice (though I'm sure curlers loathe that comparison).
Twelve teams will participate in the points tournament, with all players being novice curlers .
This will be an informal on and off -ice clinic, conducted by club members and veteran curlers .
Here we have jovial curlers , Missy and Scott.
Though the season has ended, I hope to check it out again in the fall when the Schenectady curlers will gather together and wish one another, 'good curling .
(Real curlers are over 100 feet away from their target.
For me, these are the curlers that have become some of my closest friends.
More than 80 of the best curlers in the United States are expected to compete at Wings Stadium to secure a berth in the world championships.
This site bills itself as a portal and social network that connects curlers around the world.
This was the second straight Olympic gold for the Canadian men curlers , although Martin was not the skip in Turin.
Christoffer Svae picked out the loud, diamond-print golf pants that instantly turned these curlers into cult heroes across the globe.
Turns out, Jon actually used to go get his hair permed, with CURLERS, to get that 70?s porn boy look.
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