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Uncurl  v. t.  To loose from curls, or ringlets; to straighten out, as anything curled or curly. "He sheaths his paw, uncurls his angry mane."

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"Uncurl" Quotes from Famous Books

... sea, against the foaming shore, There stands a rock: the raging billows roar Above his head in storms; but, when 't is clear, Uncurl their ridgy backs, and at his foot appear. In peace below the gentle waters run; The cormorants above lie basking in the sun. On this the hero fix'd an oak in sight, The mark to guide the mariners aright. To ...
— The Aeneid • Virgil

... haughty lip uncurl! Vain man, suppress that supercilious sneer, For I have dared to love your matchless girl, A fact well known to all my ...
— The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan - The 14 Gilbert And Sullivan Plays • William Schwenk Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

... curl and blacken; uncurl again, and slowly flake away. Long after the rest had fallen to ashes, this sentence remained clear: "Better an empty hearth; than a hearth where broods a curse." The flames played about it, but still it remained ...
— The White Ladies of Worcester - A Romance of the Twelfth Century • Florence L. Barclay

... that the beryl-green leaves uncurl, And here the lilies uplift and unfurl Their golden-lined goblets ...
— The Miracle and Other Poems • Virna Sheard

... stress for Lilly, of happy shopping and the sweet anxieties of ribbon and frock, and there were always two high circles of color out on her cheeks, and from time to time she would force herself to sit down, uncurl her fingers of their tensity, as Ida Blair had taught her, and thus, starting in at the hands, try ...
— Star-Dust • Fannie Hurst

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