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  • noun Plural form of curving.


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  • I fear, I very much fear, that my unhappy situation will draw me in to being guilty of evasion, of little affectations, and of curvings from the plain simple truth which I was wont to delight in, and prefer to every other consideration.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • It must be ground down to smooth unbroken planes, harmonious curvings, shapeliness — harmonies of arc and line and angle!

    The Metal Monster

  • Something dark appeared, and then straight lines and exact curvings.

    This World Is Taboo

  • She was a curious gypsyish type, for all her _Rue de la Paix_ curvings and slim, inevitable folds and pleats;

    While Caroline Was Growing

  • The lively hues, the lovely curvings and the fragrant tender flesh of earth's women were deft to cast their spells; but presently I knew this magic was only of the body.

    The Cream of the Jest: A Comedy of Evasions

  • One long brown arm, tender with curvings, balanced the cotton; the other, poised, balanced the slim swaying body.

    The Quest of the Silver Fleece A Novel

  • Bedient turned into the thick, thorny undergrowth, which lined the eastern wall of the Inlet, and made his way around its devious curvings, silently and slowly.

    Fate Knocks at the Door A Novel

  • Sometimes it steered direct for the centre arch; then, as if seized with a new impulse, turned away and curled itself about the first one; then unwound slowly, and bending low, with quick, snake-like curvings, crossed the river, passing at length through the farthest arch.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 6 Old-Fashioned Tales

  • He watched the free movement of her waist, and the curvings and flyings of her short tennis skirt.


  • Now, the curvings of her drapery from the elegant waistband were no longer a provocation.



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