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  • To limit, shorten, truncate; to restrict.
         Their efforts to curtail spending didn't quite succeed.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Cur*tail" (kŭr*tāl"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Curtailed (- tāld"); p. pr. & 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.
Macaulay.

Cur"tail (k?r"t?l), n. The scroll termination of any architectural member, as of a step, etc.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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