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 for Curled
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Curl \Curl\ (k[^u]rl), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Curled (k[^u]rld);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Curling.] [Akin to D. krullen, Dan.
     kr["o]lle, dial. Sw. krulla to curl, crisp; possibly akin to
     E. crook. Cf. Curl, n., Cruller.]
     1. To twist or form into ringlets; to crisp, as the hair.
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              But curl their locks with bodkins and with braid.
                                                    --Cascoigne.
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     2. To twist or make onto coils, as a serpent's body.
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              Of his tortuous train,
              Curled many a wanton wreath in sight of Eve.
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. To deck with, or as with, curls; to ornament.
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              Thicker than the snaky locks
              That curledMeg[ae]ra.                 --Milton.
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              Curling with metaphors a plain intention. --Herbert.
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     4. To raise in waves or undulations; to ripple.
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              Seas would be pools without the brushing air
              To curl the waves.                    --Dryden.
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     5. (Hat Making) To shape (the brim) into a curve.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Curled \Curled\ (k[^u]rld), a.
     Having curls; curly; sinuous; wavy; as, curled maple (maple
     having fibers which take a sinuous course).
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     Curled hair (Com.), the hair of the manes and tails of
        horses, prepared for upholstery purposes. --McElrath.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  curled
      adj 1: of hair having curls [syn: curled, curling]

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