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.


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Cur"tal, n.

A horse with a docked tail; hence, anything cut short.




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