Curtailed - (imp. & p. p.) of Curtail
Curtailing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curtail
Curtail - (v. t.) To cut off the end or tail, or any part, of; to
shorten; to abridge; to diminish; to reduce.
Curtail - (n.) The scroll termination of any architectural member, as of
a step, etc.
Curtail dog - () A dog with a docked tail; formerly, the dog of a person
not qualified to course, which, by the forest laws, must have its tail
cut short, partly as a mark, and partly from a notion that the tail is
necessary to a dog in running; hence, a dog not fit for sporting.
Curtailer - (n.) One who curtails.
Curtailment - (n.) The act or result of curtailing or cutting off.
Curtain - (n.) A hanging screen intended to darken or conceal, and
admitting of being drawn back or up, and reclosed at pleasure; esp.,
drapery of cloth or lace hanging round a bed or at a window; in
theaters, and like places, a movable screen for concealing the stage.
Curtain - (n.) That part of the rampart and parapet which is between two
bastions or two gates. See Illustrations of Ravelin and Bastion.
Curtain - (n.) That part of a wall of a building which is between two
pavilions, towers, etc.
Curtain - (n.) A flag; an ensign; -- in contempt.
Curtained - (imp. & p. p.) of Curtain
Curtaining - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Curtain
Curtain - (v. t.) To inclose as with curtains; to furnish with curtains.
Curtal - (a.) Curt; brief; laconic.
Curtal - (n.) A horse with a docked tail; hence, anything cut short.
Curtal ax - () Alt. of Curtelasse
Curtle ax - () Alt. of Curtelasse
Curtelasse - () A corruption of Cutlass.
Curtal friar - () A friar who acted as porter at the gate of a monastery.
Curtana - (n.) The pointless sword carried before English monarchs at
their coronation, and emblematically considered as the sword of mercy;
-- also called the sword of Edward the Confessor.
Curtate - (a.) Shortened or reduced; -- said of the distance of a planet
from the sun or earth, as measured in the plane of the ecliptic, or the
distance from the sun or earth to that point where a perpendicular, let
fall from the planet upon the plane of the ecliptic, meets the
Curtation - (n.) The interval by which the curtate distance of a planet
is less than the true distance.
Curtein - (n.) Same as Curtana.
Curtes - (a.) Courteous.
Curtesies - (pl. ) of Curtesy
Curtesy - (n.) the life estate which a husband has in the lands of his
deceased wife, which by the common law takes effect where he has had
issue by her, born alive, and capable of inheriting the lands.
Curtilage - (n.) A yard, courtyard, or piece of ground, included within
the fence surrounding a dwelling house.
Curtly - (adv.) In a curt manner.
Curtness - (n.) The quality of bing curt.
Curtsy - (n.) Same as Courtesy, an act of respect.
Decurt - (v. t.) To cut short; to curtail.
Decurtation - (n.) Act of cutting short.
Encurtain - (v. t.) To inclose with curtains.
Incurtain - (v. t.) To curtain.
Uncurtain - (v. t.) To remove a curtain from; to reveal.