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noun as in window covering

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It also has pulled back the curtain on the significant limitations the IRS faces with technology and with its workforce.

There are curtains in an off-site storage facility going back to at least the 1960s, she says, carefully preserved and wrapped in muslin.

As the curtain of night falls, find the planet Mars high in the southwest heavens, hanging in the constellation Aries when February begins.

That too is changing as we come to understand the wizard behind the curtain.

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That is changing as we come to understand the wizard behind the curtain.

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After the curtain calls, Christopher comes back to explain a complicated math problem.

They keep their heads low while running behind a large curtain covering the opening between two housing blocks.

For anyone who cared to watch, the event and its denouement provided a graphic demonstration that the Iron Curtain was crumbling.

The last time a Pope addressed the parliament in Strasbourg was in 1988 when an Iron Curtain still divided the continent.

The insurrectionists seemed actors in a surreal episode of revolutionary play-acting in which the curtain was about to fall.

She walked away toward another door, which was masked with a curtain that she lifted.

I seized the opportunity to watch what I supposed would be a most interesting interview, from behind a curtain.

She thrust a bare, white arm from the curtain which shielded her open door, and received the cup from his hands.

We haven't even seen a review of the piece; the footlights go up with a jump, and now the curtain rises.

The overture is over, the curtain is about to rise on the drama of Georgie's married life.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to curtain, such as: decoration, drape, drapery, screen, shade, and shroud.

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