One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A game played on ice, especially in Scotland and Canada, in which large round flat stones are slid across the surface towards a mark. Members of a team use brooms to sweep the surface of the ice in the path of the stone to control its speed and direction.
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- ‘It was the first time curling had been staged at the games.’
- ‘The unknown sport of curling grips the nation as the British woman win the gold medal with the very last stone.’
- ‘Imagine the Scottish curling or swimming championships taking place here, in the off-season for golf.’
- ‘Well the modern game of curling really comes from Scotland.’
- ‘He enjoys the sportsmanship of the sport so much he is a promoter and organizer of curling events.’
- ‘Currently Halifax, which, in sporting terms, has hosted big curling, ice skating and ice hockey events, has one 10,000-seat arena.’
- ‘He was draw master for the senior mens' mixed curling for a while, as well as committee member for the Senior Golf Tournament for men and mixed, for a number of years.’
- ‘I had only the vaguest notion of curling until the recent 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah.’
- ‘But curling is not a big game in this country and the tabloids can't see past football.’
- ‘If you knew that the preliminary rounds of Olympic curling began this week, you're probably on the team.’
- ‘The curling was part of the grade six physical education program at Elmdale School.’
- ‘The sport of curling is a big deal here - Scotland won a gold medal at the last Olympics.’
- ‘Can the nation which gave the world golf and curling and revolutionised football in Victorian times look forward to a prosperous and healthy sporting future?’
- ‘The next sports to follow will be athletics, curling and rugby.’
- ‘Inspired by their parents, the two took up curling in 1987 at the age of 12.’
- ‘Tonight, amid a galaxy of sporting stars, curling will be back in the limelight.’
- ‘It's a popular centre for the sport of curling, an old game which is especially associated with Scotland.’
- ‘In its essence, bowls is a combination of curling, chess and mini-golf.’
- ‘She enjoyed women's baseball in her younger days, and later she took up curling, especially enjoying bonspiels.’
- ‘She was fascinated by the strategies of curling whilst watching the Olympic gold medal-winning team two years ago.’
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