(krl), n. [Akin to D. krul, Dan. krlle. See Curl, v. ] 1. A ringlet, especially of hair; anything of a spiral or winding form.
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Under a coronet, his flowing hair
In curls on either cheek played.
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2. An undulating or waving line or streak in any substance, as wood, glass, etc.; flexure; sinuosity.
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If the glass of the prisms . . . be without those numberless waves or curls which usually arise from the sand holes.
Sir I. Newton.
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3. A disease in potatoes, in which the leaves, at their first appearance, seem curled and shrunken.
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Blue curls. (Bot.) See under Blue.
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