Cur*tail" (k?r-t?l"), v. t. [imp. & p.p. Curtailed (-t?ld"); & 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. Macualay.


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Cur"tail (k?r"t?l), n.

The scroll termination of any architectural member, as of a step, etc.


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