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curli

/ (ˈkɜːlɪ) /
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pl n

bacteriol curled hairlike processes on the surface of the bacterium Escherichia coli by means of which the bacterium adheres to and infects wounds

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
C20: from curl (ed) (pil) i
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  • A curlew, motionless on his long legs, calls cheerfully from the point of sand: "CurliCurli!"

    A Village of Vagabonds|F. Berkeley Smith
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