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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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The Obama administration officials leading the talks are committed curtailers. They seek a tough deal involving intensive verification over an extended period of a much-reduced enrichment program compatible only with civilian nuclear energy and assuring that Iran is kept at least one year from any potential"breakout" to bomb manufacture.
The name may actually serve as a link between abandoned fin de siecle and curtailing fin de siecle since all the names up to "Mlle de Stermaria" which I am about to discuss were in fact eventually abandoned in favour of "Mlle de Stermaria." It is, however, more fruitful to discuss them as curtailers because their abandoning in itself did not reduce the text, one name simply being substituted for another.