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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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Now that we are getting closer to the election, we need to curtail unnecessary speech that is capable of causing chaos in the state.
Furthermore, district offices have been established under the regional camp offices for effective monitoring and regulation of the mining processes in order to curtail losses to the provincial exchequer.
a world renowned virologist and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University, Curtail is the first product of its kind that specifically addresses physical cough containment.
Alcoa's decision to curtail uncompetitive smelting and refining capacity will ensure its continued competitiveness amid prevailing market conditions, the Alcoa announcement said.
When President's Rule was in Delhi, a notification was issued by the MHA which seeks to curtail the powers of the Delhi ACB.
Police crackdown in the past has been effective to curtail the menace to some extent but recent incidents have shown that these "enterprising" agents and shady dealers are back in business.
Osteoporosis needn't curtail your life but start kneeling (as I do) when gardening rather than stressing your spine by a lot of bending.
Critics charge that the electoral reforms do not go far enough in neutralising distortions that ensure parliamentary strength for the supporters of King Abdullah II or curtail his absolute powers.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-September 20, 2011--French BNP Paribas to curtail Russian retail banking footprint(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
I and many others are well aware of the troubles in Cardiff at weekends and, as always, the police are able to curtail any problems.
Summary: Washington, July 19, 2010, SPA -- A US military deployment of more than 1,000 soldiers to curtail illegal immigration along the southwest border with Mexico will begin August 1, officials said today.
Iran has tried in recent years to curtail Israel through the missile belt around it.