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Curtal definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CURTAL, n. A horse with a docked tail.
CURTAL, a. Short; abridged; brief.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: (obsolete) cut short; "a dog with a curtal tail"

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle French courtault, from court short, from Latin curtus Date: 1576 1. obsolete having a docked tail 2. obsolete brief, curtailed 3. archaic wearing a short frock

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Curtal 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Curtal Cur"tal, n. A horse with a docked tail; hence, anything cut short. [Obs] --Nares.



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