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Curtail

A spiral scroll-like termination of any architectural member, as at the end of a stair rail.

curtail

A short, spiral, scroll-like termination of any architectural member, as at the end of a stair rail.
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One should also draw attention to Welsh citizens who also help to curtail any wrong-doing.
The Turkish attempt to curtail the State of Israel seems to be close in its objectives to the major Arab attempt to curtail Israel: the Arab peace initiative.
The good news is that the recent experience of Australia and Britain suggests that the United States may not need to drive interest rates sharply higher in order to curtail the housing boom.
Curtail produced a personal best performance under jockey Tom Eaves to take the Listed contest.
Martin said she has been told that proposed cuts may curtail class offerings from five to one.
Not content with attacking the reproductive rights of women and elevating invented fetal, embryonic, and blastocyst "rights" over those of women in the United States, the religious right and the Catholic bishops (please note that most lay Catholics are pro-choice and that some of the strongest supporters of reproductive choice in Congress are Catholic Democrats), the religious right and its myrmidons in Congress have pulled out all the stops to curtail reproductive choice in poor countries, even to the extent of hampering AIDS/HIV protection with condoms.
The two airlines have agreed to curtail the flights, in order to ease congestion and reduce delays, following a government order.
announced today that it has decided to curtail production at four of its mills during the month of July, in order to adjust its production to customer needs and avoid inventory build- up.
Most e-mailer marketers say they will limit, even curtail, their activity the week of Sept.
But in a statement he said: "I am deeply disappointed that I am accused of using the tragic events of September 11 in New York as an excuse to curtail spending by the club.
Perhaps the only hope here is that the skies will become so crowded, and other methods of communication, surface and electronic, will become so much more efficient that air transport will become less attractive, and that demand will gradually curtail.