Origin of wavy1
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The waviness of wool is due to the spiral structure of the fibers.
It is distinguished by its waviness and the scaly covering of the fibers.
He was about twenty-one years of age, with sensitive features, and brown hair having a tendency to waviness.King Coal
Is waviness of hair a pure or a mixed form, or sometimes one and sometimes the other?
From the waviness of many of the lines which should be straight, we think this print must be from an engraving on metal.A Brief History of Wood-engraving from Its Invention
- abounding in or full of waves
- moving or proceeding in waves or undulations
- (of hair) set in or having waves and curls
- unstable or wavering
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Word Origin and History for waviness
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