Definition of Curtain off
1. Verb. Separate by means of a curtain.
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Literary usage of Curtain off
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Modern English Verb-adverb Combination by Arthur Garfield Kennedy (1920)
"Naturally, and often literally, it is used to show separation or departure as in bite off, break off, chip off, curtain off, cut off, fight off, give off, ..."
2. The Sacred Books of China by James Legge (1885)
"33-ng-jze said, ' Until the corpse has its ornaments put on it, they curtain off the hall; and after the slighter dressing the curtain is removed. ..."
3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1830)
"Not dismayed, he gained the apartment, tore a curtain off one of the doors, which he wrapped round his maimed limb, and,although we endeavoured to oppose ..."
4. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1992)
"Lights should not be placed on the camera lens axis, because lighting suspended particles in the water directly can curtain off the subject matter and ..."
5. Rosinante to the Road Again by John Dos Passos (1922)
"A gipsy in a red sash is playing, slouched into a cheap cane chair, behind him a faded crimson curtain. Off stage heels beaten on the floor catch ..."