from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who has curly hair; a curly-headed person.


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  • "I think you may," laughed Hope, and a little curly-pate close by was made happy with the toy, which seemed destined to manifold uses.

    All Aboard A Story for Girls Fannie E. Newberry

  • Even now in the pleasant autumn weather that curly-pate would be scrambling in the orchard for the ripe apples which his mother rolled to him.

    The Path of the King John Buchan 1907

  • There's PAUL LIDDY, the curly-pate Tory, whose noddle was stuck on a spike,

    Rookwood William Harrison Ainsworth 1843

  • She was always a vexation to me, but now I cannot endure her, since she has not understanding enough to stay at home in Eva's place; and this little curly-pate, which must dance with grown people just as if she were a regular person; could not she find a piece of sugar to keep her at home, instead of coming here to be in a flurry!

    The Home Fredrika Bremer 1833

  • And more than that, you have real brains in that curly-pate of yours. "

    Patty's Suitors Carolyn Wells 1902


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