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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CURTAILED

We leave this list to be curtailed, or to be increased, at the pleasure of the reader.

Their creed is not strengthened by its being vague and curtailed.

If this period is curtailed the temperature must be raised accordingly.

I fear our short rations for man and horse will have to be curtailed.

It was itself printed from a copy which had been curtailed for acting purposes.

That which made him live, in a literary way, curtailed his years.

They shall be nameless here that that pleasure may not be curtailed.

If the salary is cut down the pleasure and benefit of the furlough are curtailed.

They curtailed their feasting, and zealously furthered her commands.

Curtailed, it stated that he had heard of Monk “promiskeous.”

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French courtault "made short," from court "short" (Old French cort, from Latin curtus; see curt) + -ault pejorative suffix of Germanic origin. Originally curtal; used of horses with docked tails, which probably influenced the spelling. Related: Curtailed; curtailing.

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