What does the word curl mean?

Usage examples for curl

  1. The little children of Germany used to curl up in their mothers' arms, when bedtime came, and listen to the stories of these strange people. – Opera Stories from Wagner by Florence Akin
  2. In the daytime you can sit on the edge like an embarrassed boy, with nothing to support your spine, or you can curl up like a Buddha on his lotus flower, with your legs under you; but that is not dignified, nor is it a comfortable posture for a fat man. – Modern India by William Eleroy Curtis
  3. His mouth almost touched the curl on her cheek and the tip of her ear. – Pierre and Luce by Romain Rolland