If ever a word was self-explanatory it is curlicue - a lovely word.
A curlicue, or alternatively curlycue, in the visual arts, is a fancy twist, or curl, composed usually from a series of concentric circles. It is a recurring motif in architecture (as decoration to the lintel/architrave above a door), in calligraphy and in general scrollwork.
"...the dust had probably seeped in to lie in the dulling mahogany curlicues of the Chippendale chairs.." Mollie Panter-Downes
Katie aged 6 months
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