from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The erect silky clematis, Clematis ochroleuca, an American plant which ranges from Pennsylvania to Georgia.


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  • It would go well on the neck of that curly-head wench, or if not her, about the neck of another.

    Conan The Triumphant

  • What a dear little curly-head you were at the age of two, Berta!

    Beatrice Leigh at College A Story for Girls

  • I saw a cottage amid the elms and oaks and a little curly-head toddled at the door; I saw a happy husband and father return from his labors in the evening and kiss his happy wife and frolic with his baby.

    Gov. Bob. Taylor's Tales

  • From the little green arbour, in between the trees, a golden curly-head came peeping, followed by a little white body and little Trientje too, holding a great bunch of yellow daffodils in her hand.

    The Path of Life

  • Ot'er day I watch the curly-head one scrape his face.

    The Huntress

  • He, as well as the other members of the family, called me Georg Krullebol, which means curly-head, to distinguish me from a cousin called Georg von Gent.

    The Story of My Life

  • They did not know that he was saying -- for one whom but that morning he had called "his curly-head at home" -- the prayer that is common to Virginia and to

    Two Little Confederates

  • In the other room he now hears the dismal gasps of his curly-head.

    David Lockwin—The People's Idol

  • "There goes Doctor John of Barnegat and his curly-head," the neighbors would say; "when ye see one ye see t'other."

    Tides of Barnegat

  • "Good-bye, curly-head; take care of that umbrella," said her father, kissing her pea-green cheek, and hurrying out of the car as the bell rang.

    The Twin Cousins


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