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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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According to a top Fed official, growth of the shadow banking system in the US has been curtailed as the banking system has only grown modestly in recent years.
RTA secretary Owais Manzoor Tarar said that new fares have been implemented under which fare has been reduced by 5 percent on Non AC inter city routes and fare of 4 kilometer distance has been curtailed from Rs 13 to 12.
The curtailed capacities will be replaced by advanced high-efficient smelters in Siberia, in particular, by the Company s Boguchansky aluminium smelter, which is currently under construction.
Teacher Prabhau Prasad Yadav said the salaries were curtailed for welcoming Minister of State for Chaudhary and Minister for Education Ram Chandra Kusbaha who came to the district.
The Government of Pakistan believes that these organizations have to be checked, curtailed and shut," The Nation quoted Qureshi,as saying.
A sex offender probationer challenged Rhode Island's enforcement of a policy that curtailed the right of sex offender probationers to travel interstate.
The rectangle rises and then is abruptly curtailed as the canvas finishes.
Prior to this announcement, Domtar curtailed its production of paper by 18,600 tons during the first quarter and 18,400 tons during the second quarter.
Cascades/Mechanicsville tissue production curtailed
SIR - I reckon that discussion about the proposed European constitution is being curtailed simply to stop people having revolutionary ideas.
In an effort to help the fish recover, Canada sharply curtailed annual catches in 1992, but that measure failed to stop the cod's decline.
To that extent, the ordinary pleasures of childhood will be curtailed.