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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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Although Akron is working to cut the cost with environmentally friendly alternatives, the cost of curtailing the overflows is $1.14 billion.
KARACHI -- Sindh High Court has sought reply from the provincial government of Sindh on a petition filed by Rangers against a resolution recently passed by the Sindh Assembly, curtailing powers of the paramilitary force.
Alcoa also announced that it is partially curtailing alumina refining capacity at its Point Comfort, Texas, refinery by about 1.2 million mt/y.
GFI is a non-profit, research and advocacy organization which conducts research on national and multilateral policies, safeguards, and agreements aimed at curtailing illicit financial flows and enhancing global development and security.
Sub Divisional Magistrate Gaurish Shankhwalkar told reporters that the order curtailing the facility of meeting family members and also using the telephone facility was issued after a mobile phone was found in possession of the accused.
Increasing shortage of energy products is eroding foreign exchange reserves of the country, impacting balance of trade negatively, curtailing industrial outputs and reducing employment opportunities in the country.
He said Prime Ministers announcement about curtailing the role of Ministry of Finance for the release of development funds will enhance development pace in the country.
The crime represents an opportunity to launch a campaign for curtailing Israel.
The ministers were given a grand welcome by curtailing salaries of 27 teachers in which secondary teachers had to bear Rs.
As Ian Rowbottom, principal engineer for smart grid products at Lutron, points out, "It's important to have a system where an end-user can easily program customized protocols and a hierarchy for curtailing energy consumption within their respective spaces when a request or demand calls for it." The smart grid allows for that.
As some have already learned, strategically curtailing or managing energy consumption in line with market volatility can translate into significant revenues.
A group of 14 religious leaders has called for a comprehensive treaty curtailing the global arms trade.