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curtal


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curtal  \Cur"tal\  (k?r"tal),  a.  [OF.  courtault  F.  courtaud 
  having  a  docked  tail  (cf.  It  cortaldo),  fr  court  short,  L. 
  curtus.  See  {Curt},  and  {Curtail}.] 
  Curt;  brief;  laconic. 
 
  Essays  and  curtal  aphorisms.  --Milton. 
 
  {Curtal  dog}.  See  {Curtail  dog}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curtal  \Cur"tal\,  n. 
  A  horse  with  a  docked  tail;  hence  anything  cut  short.  [Obs] 
  --Nares. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  curtal 
  adj  :  (obsolete)  cut  short;  "a  dog  with  a  curtal  tail" 




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