- a sport where players aim and slide stones down a sheet of ice
- present participle of curl
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Curl"ing, n. 1.
The act or state of that which curls; as, the curling
of smoke when it rises; the curling of a ringlet; also,
the act or process of one who curls something, as hair, or the
brim of hats.
2. A scottish game in which heavy weights
of stone or iron are propelled by hand over the ice towards a
Curling . . . is an amusement of the
winter, and played on the ice, by sliding from one mark to
another great stones of 40 to 70 pounds weight, of a
hemispherical form, with an iron or wooden handle at top. The
object of the player is to lay his stone as near to the mark as
possible, to guard that of his partner, which has been well laid
before, or to strike off that of his antagonist.
Curling irons, Curling
tong, an instrument for curling the hair; --
commonly heated when used.
Pennant (Tour in Scotland. 1772).
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Curling, a Scottish game played between rival clubs, belonging
generally to different districts, by means of cheese-shaped stones hurled
along smooth ice, the rules of which are pretty much the same as those in
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