Lokna, vijugav pramen kose.
1. A complication, often used pejoratively.
2. The state of being rolled upon itself, or rolled or doubled together; a tortuous or sinuous winding or fold, as of something rolled or folded upon itself.
3. An irregular, tortuous folding of an organ or part.
ETYM Prov. Eng.
1. A lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled.
2. Someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers; SYN. crimper.
Person luring or “shanghaiing” sailors aboard vessel.
To form with short turns, bends, or wrinkles; to mold into inequalites or sinuosities; to cause to wrinkle or curl.
ETYM Akin to Dutch krul, Dan. krölle. Related to Curl.
1. A ringlet, especially of hair; anything of a spiral or winding form.
2. An undulating or waving line or streak in any substance, as wood, glass, etc.; flexure; sinuosity.
A fancifully curved or spiral figure; flourish
1. A tight curl
2. Hair that is tightly curled
1. A fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed.
2. A device incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key; SYN. ignition lock.
3. A mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun.
4. A strand or cluster of hair; SYN. curl, ringlet, whorl.
5. Any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured.
6. Section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it; SYN. lock chamber.
Construction installed in waterways to allow boats or ships to travel from one level to another. The earliest form, the flash lock, was first seen in the East in 1st-century-AD China and in the West in 11th-century Holland. By this method barriers temporarily dammed a river and when removed allowed the flash flood to propel the waiting boat through any obstacle. This was followed in 12th-century China and 14th-century Holland by the pound lock. In this system the lock has gates at each end. Boats enter through one gate when the levels are the same both outside and inside. Water is then allowed in (or out of) the lock until the level rises (or falls) to the new level outside the other gate.
Locks are important to shipping where canals link oceans of differing levels, such as the Panama Canal, or where falls or rapids are replaced by these adjustable water “steps”.
1. A small ring; a small circle.
2. A curl; especially, a curl of hair.
1. A slender tapering blade or stalk (as of grass)
2. The upper tapering part of something (as a tree or antler); pinnacle
3. A tapering roof or analogous pyramidal construction surmounting a tower; steeple
4. The elongated, tapering tower atop a church or cathedral.
5. The inner or upper part of a spiral gastropod shell consisting of all the whorls except the whorl in contact with the body
ETYM Old Eng. tresse, Old Fren. trece, French tresse, Late Lat. tricia, from Greek tricha threefold, because a tress is usually formed by interlacing three pieces; akin to treis three. Related to Three.
1. A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet.
2. (Figurative) A knot or festoon, as of flowers.
1. An act of twirling
2. Coil, whorl
1. A drum-shaped section on the lower part of a spindle in spinning or weaving machinery serving as a pulley for the tape drive that rotates the spindle
2. An arrangement of similar anatomical parts (as leaves) in a circle around a point on an axis
3. Something that whirls, coils, or spirals or whose form suggests such movement; swirl
4. One of the turns of a univalve shell
5. A fingerprint in which the central papillary ridges turn through at least one complete circle