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Curtal   Listen
Curtal  adj.  Curt; brief; laconic. "Essays and curtal aphorisms."
Curtal dog. See Curtail dog.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Curtal" Quotes from Famous Books

... word seems to convey some hint at the longanimity of the virtue. Consider what a poor curtal we have made of Ocean. There was something of his heave and expanse in o-ce-an, and Fletcher knew how to use it when he wrote so fine a verse as the second of these, the ...
— The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell • James Lowell

Words linked to "Curtal" :   archaism, short

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