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Ringlet  n.  
A small ring; a small circle; specifically, a fairy ring. "You demi-puppets, that By moonshine do the green sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites."
A curl; especially, a curl of hair. "(Her golden tresses) in wanton ringlets waved."

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"Ringlet" Quotes from Famous Books

... shade inclining to red, Is tied up and carefully braided; And the forehead below (not as white the snow) By no drooping ringlet is shaded. ...
— Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII No. 6 June 1848 • Various

... accustomed hour to the school. All the girls had their eyes on her. None so keen as these young misses to know an inward movement by an outward sign of adornment: if they have not as many signals as the ships that sail the great seas, there is not an end of ribbon or a turn of a ringlet which is not a hieroglyphic with a hidden meaning to these little cruisers over the ...
— The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)

... glory they have lost! Alas for the Ashantee wigs they wear! Nor plait nor coil nor ringlet, but a mass Of shorn dead hair from poorer women's heads. Of bulging wire and hard, stiff, glittering bands. A heap no loving hand ...
— The Forerunner, Volume 1 (1909-1910) • Charlotte Perkins Gilman

... remarked with wonder that the voices of the women and children sank into silence, and the loud Labbaykas of the pilgrims were gradually stilled. Whilst still speculating upon the cause of this phenomenon, it became apparent. A small curl of smoke, like a lady's ringlet, on the summit of the right-hand precipice, caught my eye, and simultaneous with the echoing crack of the matchlock a high-trotting dromedary in front of me rolled over upon the sands. A bullet had split his heart, throwing his ...
— Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7 • Various

... rallied, recovered his feet, drew from his bosom the long black ringlet of poor Lucia, and bathed it in the ...
— The Roman Traitor (Vol. 2 of 2) • Henry William Herbert

... the adding of kin, let, ling, ock, el, erel, or et: as, lamb, lambkin; ring, ringlet; cross, crosslet; duck, duckling; hill, hillock; run, runnel; cock, cockerel; pistol, pistolet; eagle, eaglet; circle, circlet. All these denote little things, and are ...
— The Grammar of English Grammars • Goold Brown

... is near the Circus, gave it to her for a kiss. No lady in Rome knows of it. And so, when four special slaves have piled up the headdress, out of a perforated box this glistening powder is showered. Into every little brown ringlet it enters, till Sabina's hair seems like a pile of gold coins. Lest the breezes send it flying, the girls lay the powder with sprinkled attar. Soon Sabina will start ...
— The Works of Max Beerbohm • Max Beerbohm

... thought of the dear old kennels given over to a new master; the hounds whose names and idiosyncrasies she had known as well as if they had been human acquaintances. She had lost all interest in them now. Pouto and Gellert, Lightfoot, Juno, Ringlet, Lord Dundreary—they had forgotten her, ...
— Vixen, Volume I. • M. E. Braddon

... Queen? Ripplets on a sunlit river Like her small feet glance and quiver. When she strikes the timbrel featly, When she warbles, oh how sweetly! Pearls from her white hands she showers, From her rosy lips drop flowers. Not a ringlet of her hair But doth thousand souls ensnare. Not a glance of her bright eyes But seems shot from Love's own skies. He in obeisance to this sovereign maid, His bow and quiver at her ...
— The Exemplary Novels of Cervantes • Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

... monarch's lack of warmth? At any rate, somewhat perplexedly she regarded the departing figure of the king; then humming lightly, turned to a mirror to adjust a ringlet which had fallen from the ...
— Under the Rose • Frederic Stewart Isham

... disenchanted, nothing but myrrh, and balm, and ringlet, and diamond, and flute-like voice, and conversation aromatic, facile, ...
— The Abominations of Modern Society • Rev. T. De Witt Talmage

Words linked to "Ringlet" :   coil, dreadlock, sausage curl, hairstyle, calyx, curl, hair style, butterfly, coiffure, crimp, family Satyridae, hairdo, whorl, band, ring, forelock, Satyridae, corolla, lock, verticil, hair, scroll, coif, curlicue, gyre

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