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curly dirtand house moss; slut's wool
puffs of dirt and dust. How long has it been since you swept under this bed? There's a mountain of curly dirt under here! No one's been in this room for an age. Look at all the cobwebs and curly dirt. She was a terrible housekeeper. House moss collected in all the corners of her rooms.
have somebody by the short and curlies(very informal) also have somebody by the short hairs (very informal)
to have complete power over someone They've got us by the short and curlies. We have no choice but to agree.
n. a bald person, almost always a male. (Also a jocular term of address.) Well, Curly, looks like you got your dome sunburned!