One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounusually hair curlers
A roller or clasp around which a lock of hair is wrapped to curl it.‘Mother was particularly memorable in her pink night gown and hair curlers’
- ‘Inside the hair curlers were 13 live finches.’
- ‘Her hair curlers litter the sand like strange sea creatures.’
- ‘Cartoons were once populated by henpecked husbands and conniving wives in hair curlers.’
- ‘I use empty toilet paper rollers as hair curlers.’
- ‘On her next visit, she had her electric hair curlers.’
- ‘As far as we know, the moustache curler was used in a similar way as a modern hair curler.’
- ‘Using old hair curlers, she found a way to keep the squirrels away.’
- ‘Do people still buy corn plasters and hair curlers?’
- ‘Another much-told tale features the teaching assistant arriving in class wearing pink hair curlers.’
- ‘When I was growing up, it was considered a mortal sin to be seen out in public wearing hair curlers.’
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