"I believe you are jealous of the malgamite works," he said, with his curt laugh.
His reply was curt and pertinent: "It took long enough, young man!"
Mrs. Marsh was even more hostile and curt than when I had seen her last.
“At last you have condescended to come,” said the old proud, curt voice.
The message was curt, and even cold, but it brought her no disquiet.