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A round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).  Synonyms: coil, curl, curlicue, gyre, roll, scroll, whorl.
A strand or cluster of hair.  Synonyms: curl, lock, whorl.
A small ring.
Any of various butterflies belonging to the family Satyridae.  Synonym: ringlet butterfly.

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"Ringlet" Quotes from Famous Books

... thus? The fine, the fingering beams Their young delightful hour do feature down That fleeted else like day-dissolved dreams Or ringlet-race ...
— Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins - Now First Published • Gerard Manley Hopkins

... his forehead and the blackness of his hair, By his arched imperious eyebrows, chasing slumber from mine eyes, With their yeas and noes that hold me 'twixt rejoicing and despair, By the scorpious[FN21] that he launches from his ringlet-clustered brows, Seeking ever in their meshes hapless lovers to ensnare, By the myrtle of his whiskers and the roses of his cheeks, By his lips' incarnate rubies and his teeth's fine pearls and rare, By his breath's delicious fragrance and the waters of ...
— The Book Of The Thousand Nights And One Night, Volume III • Anonymous

... while I remained in this world, and, if there could be an intercourse between the living and the dead, in that world to which I felt myself hastening. I then bade her a solemn and heartfelt farewell. Placing the paper in my bosom, with a locket containing a ringlet of her beautiful hair, which Marianne had contrived to obtain for me, the only legacy I had to offer, I felt as if I had done my last ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844 • Various

... in his heart the least ringlet that curl'd Down her exquisite neck, to the throne ...
— The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863 - Devoted To Literature And National Policy • Various

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

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