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The rudder may also be curved or warped in similar manner by lever action.

The ankle was small and curved like an axe handle and looked as tough.

The arms were long and had the curved movement of the tentacles of a devil-fish.

They sailed upward for hundreds of feet, then curved and fell like skyrockets.

He dodged this way and that, and curved and turned, but to no purpose.

He curved his bushy tail around to cover them, and at the same time he saw a vision.

Do not climb the tree, but chop it down with the curved sword.

The old name for the curved corner by the cross-streets in the middle of Casterbridge.

Then shrugging his shoulders, he curved over his stick again.

He held it out to the king: his lips were curved in a smile of bitter irony.

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, "curved line," from curve (v.). With reference to the female figure (usually plural, curves), from 1862; as a type of baseball pitch, from 1879.

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