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a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target
of hair having curls
a winter sport where players aim and slide stones down a sheet of ice and attempt to get their color stones closest to the house (a circular target marked on the ice).
Curling is a sport in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice toward a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles. It is related to bowls, boules, and shuffleboard. Two teams, each with four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called rocks, across the ice curling sheet toward the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones, with each player throwing two. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones once. A game usually consists of eight or ten ends. The player can induce a curved path, described as curl, by causing the stone to slowly rotate as it slides. The path of the rock may be further influenced by two sweepers with brooms or brushes, who accompany it as it slides down the sheet and sweep the ice in front of the stone. "Sweeping a rock" decreases the friction, which makes the stone travel a straighter path (with less curl) and a longer distance. A great deal of strategy and teamwork go into choosing the ideal path and placement of a stone for each situation, and the skills of the curlers determine the degree to which the stone will achieve the desired result.
the act or state of that which curls; as, the curling of smoke when it rises; the curling of a ringlet; also, the act or process of one who curls something, as hair, or the brim of hats
a scottish game in which heavy weights of stone or iron are propelled by hand over the ice towards a mark
Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four rings. It is related to bowls, boule and shuffleboard. Two teams, each of four players, take turns sliding heavy, polished granite stones, also called "rocks", across the ice curling sheet towards the house, a circular target marked on the ice. Each team has eight stones. The purpose is to accumulate the highest score for a game; points are scored for the stones resting closest to the centre of the house at the conclusion of each end, which is completed when both teams have thrown all of their stones. A game may consist of ten or eight ends. The curler can induce a curved path by causing the stone to slowly turn as it slides, and the path of the rock may be further influenced by two sweepers with brooms who accompany it as it slides down the sheet, using the brooms to alter the state of the ice in front of the stone. A great deal of strategy and teamwork goes into choosing the ideal path and placement of a stone for each situation, and the skills of the curlers determine how close to the desired result the stone will achieve. This gives curling its nickname of "Chess On Ice".
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a Scottish game played between rival clubs, belonging generally to different districts, by means of cheese-shaped stones hurled along smooth ice, the rules of which are pretty much the same as those in bowling.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Curling is ranked #49999 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Curling surname appeared 419 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Curling.
74.4% or 312 total occurrences were White.
15.7% or 66 total occurrences were Black.
5.7% or 24 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.6% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.4% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of Curling in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Curling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of Curling in a Sentence
We had TV cameras following us and media (while we were playing in the NFL) and unless it's the Olympics there's never really that attention around the curling circuits, so people get a little nervous around that but we are so used to it and kind of thrive on it. Even on pressure shots we thrive on it.
When we were young, 100 %, my mom was always like, ‘ Now we need curling-free time. Tara Peterson ca n’t talk about curling all the time, ’ now we all live separate places, so it’s not a problem anymore. But it’s still hard to just leave it at the rink.
If the leaves are yellow, limp and downward curling, check the soil and the roots! if the roots are brown and mushy, your soil may be water-logged. Healthy roots look firm and white.
After watching videos of badminton it was like 'man these guys are actually pretty darn athletic.' They were flying all over and diving on the hard court and I was like I don't think my back would hold up, so we went to a less physically taxing sport, and I figured when the winners have to buy the losers a beer as a customary tradition (in curling), how rough can that sport actually be.
It’s obvious that in this particular case, the athlete could not have intentionally used a prohibited substance, it just does not make any sense, curling, in theory, in not the kind of sport in which dishonest athletes dope.
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- crolaidhScottish Gaelic
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