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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Curling \Curl"ing\, n.
1. The act or state of that which curls; as, the curling of
smoke when it rises; the curling of a ringlet; also, the
act or process of one who curls something, as hair, or the
brim of hats.
2. A scottish game in which heavy weights of stone or iron
are propelled by hand over the ice towards a mark.
Curling . . . is an amusement of the winter, and
played on the ice, by sliding from one mark to
another great stones of 40 to 70 pounds weight, of a
hemispherical form, with an iron or wooden handle at
top. The object of the player is to lay his stone as
near to the mark as possible, to guard that of his
partner, which has been well laid before, or to
strike off that of his antagonist. --Pennant
Curling irons, Curling tong, an instrument for curling
the hair; -- commonly heated when used. Called also
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