- But what they end up with, after all the reserve they impose (and which curtails their creative impetus) is merely anecdotal.
- I think it is a pity that they did not get an opportunity to curtail the hours and restrict the use of the main auditorium.
- Play is now restricted or curtailed with the par reduced and handicaps proportionately trimmed.
Late 15th century: from obsolete curtal 'horse with a docked tail', from French courtault, from court 'short', from Latin curtus. The change in the ending was due to association with tail1 and perhaps also with French tailler 'to cut'.
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