Definition of Curtals

1. Noun. (plural of curtal) ¹



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Definition of Curtals

1. curtal [n] - See also: curtal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curtals

curtain ring
curtain twitcher
curtain twitchers
curtained
curtaining
curtainless
curtainlike
curtains
curtainwall
curtainwalls
curtal
curtal friar
curtalax
curtalaxe
curtalaxes
curtals (current term)
curtana
curtanas
curtate
curtation
curtations
curtaxe
curtaxes
curter
curtesies
curtest
curtesy
curtilage
curtilages
curtin

Literary usage of Curtals

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1. Papers Relating to the Navy During the Spanish War, 1585-1587 by Julian Stafford Corbett (1898)
"In the early lists of Henry VIII. we find double curtals, ... and demi-curtals. From the table of guns given by Tartaglia it appears that these ..."

2. Publications by Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) (1853)
"If they be too long for a play, they make them curtals; if too short, they enlarge them with many fables ..."

3. Beaumont & Fletcher by Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher (1890)
"We shall be gelt Brun, Your mistress, Your old and honoured mistress, you tired curtals,1 Suffers for your base sins. I must be cloistered, Mewed up to make ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1891)
"His pedigree is not given, but perhaps we shall be doing him no great injustice if we range him among the " curs," or " curtals " ("Comedy of Errors," iii. ..."

5. The Diary of Master William Silence: A Study of Shakespeare & of Elizabethan by Dodgson Hamilton Madden (1897)
"But Ferdinand was proud of her shapes and dimensions, which he rather ostentatiously contrasted with those of the homebred hunting jades—uncomely curtals he ..."

6. Drake and the Tudor Navy: With a History of the Rise of England as a by Julian Stafford Corbett (1898)
"It was probably a new type of gun with the old name revived, for ' curtals,' though common under Henry VIII., occur in no Elizabethan lists. ..."

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