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    Definition:
    Curt - (a.) Characterized by excessive brevity; short; rudely concise; as, curt limits; a curt answer.
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    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 ecliptic.
    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.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Curt - adj. Noticeably or rudely brief. curtly adv. Curtness n. [latin curtus short]
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    Curtail - v. Cut short; reduce. curtailment n. [corruption of obsolete adj. Curtal: related to *curt]
    Curtain - n. 1 piece of cloth etc. Hung as a screen, esp. At a window. 2 a rise or fall of a stage curtain between acts or scenes. B = *curtain-call. 3 partition or cover. 4 (in pl.) Slang the end. v. 1 provide or cover with curtain(s). 2 (foll. By off) shut off with curtain(s). [latin cortina]
    Curtain-call - n. Audience's applause summoning actors to take a bow.
    Curtain-raiser - n. 1 short play before the main performance. 2 preliminary event.
    Curtilage - n. Esp. Law area attached to a house and forming one enclosure with it. [french: related to *court]
    Curtsy - (also curtsey) n. (pl. -ies or -eys) bending of the knees and lowering of the body made by a girl or woman in acknowledgement of applause or as a respectful greeting etc. v. (-ies, -ied or -eys, -eyed) make a curtsy. [var. Of *courtesy]
    Drop-curtain - n. Painted curtain lowered on to a stage.
    Iron curtain - n. Hist. Former notional barrier to the passage of people and information between the soviet bloc and the west.
    Safety curtain - n. Fireproof curtain between a stage and auditorium.

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