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However, I took care there should be no further scorning at my good nature: ever since, I've been as stiff as herself; and she has no lover or liker among us: and she does not deserve one; for, let them say the least word to her, and she'll curl back without respect of any one.
Now, I am a fidgety little man, and always love to have something in my fingers; so that, being debarred from my wife's curls, I looked about me for any other plaything.
Even your fair hand could not manage a curl more delicately than mine.
asked one tormentor, tweaking a curl that strayed out from the cushions.
The hair, dark, and still damp from the outdoor air, lay in loose waves about the forehead and curved back over the ears in wonderfully becoming lines, with softening little curls here and there.
And Miss Polly pulled the locks so tightly back that the last curl lay stretched dead at the ends of her fingers.
Then, whimpering again, and at intervals biting the curls, and stopping to look how much was bitten off, 'It's a shame
A gentleman coming in, Miss Bella, with a short and sharp exclamation, scrambled off the hearth-rug and massed the bitten curls together in their right place on her neck.
And never a flake That the vapour can make With the moon-tints of purple and pearl, Can vie with the modest Eulalie's most unregarded curl - Can compare with the bright-eyed Eulalie's most humble and careless curl.
And that one wee curl, always looking as if it were going to drop, but never dropping, is delicious.
He had certainly seen everything and with each curl of his lip, he declared that it amounted to nothing.
And you've got a little curl loose," he said, carefully turning her head round.