Thursday, 21 June 2012

Entry: curlicues (n.)

In context: "...a bright-black-country-western shirt with baroque curlicues of white Nodie-piping across the chest and shoulders, and a string tie, plus sharp-toed boots of some sort of weirdly imbricate reptile skin, and overall he's riveting to look at, grotesque in that riveting way that flaunts its grotesquerie."

DefinitionA fantastic curl or twist.

Other: If you thought I'd include pictures of curlicues, you're wrong.  I have pictures of curlicue fractals!

SNOOT score: 1
Page: 344

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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