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Curtail

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