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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curtail  \Cur*tail"\  (k[u^]r*t[=a]l"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Curtailed}  (-t[=a]ld");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Curtailing}.]  [See 
  {Curtal}.] 
  To  cut  off  the  end  or  tail,  or  any  part  of  to  shorten;  to 
  abridge;  to  diminish;  to  reduce. 
 
  I,  that  am  curtailed  of  this  fair  proportion.  --Shak. 
 
  Our  incomes  have  been  curtailed;  his  salary  has  been 
  doubled.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curtail  \Cur"tail\  (k?r"t?l),  n. 
  The  scroll  termination  of  any  architectural  member,  as  of  a 
  step,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  curtail 
  v  1:  place  restrictions  on  "curtail  drinking  in  school"  [syn:  {restrict}, 
  {curb},  {cut  back}] 
  2:  terminate  or  abbreviate  before  its  intended  or  proper  end  or 
  its  full  extent;  "My  speech  was  cut  short";  "Personal 
  freedom  is  curtailed  in  many  countries"  [syn:  {clip},  {cut 
  short}] 




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