Curtail dog
Curtail dog Cur"tail dog` (d[o^]g`; 115). A dog with a docked tail; formerly, the dog of a person not qualified to course, which, by the forest laws, must have its tail cut short, partly as a mark, and partly from a notion that the tail is necessary to a dog in running; hence, a dog not fit for sporting. [1913 Webster]

Hope is a curtail dog in some affairs. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Curtal dog — Curtal Cur tal (k[^u]r tal), a. [OF. courtault, F. courtaud, having a docked tail (cf. It. cortaldo), fr. court short, L. curtus. See {Curt}, and {Curtail}.] Curt; brief; laconic. [1913 Webster] Essays and curtal aphorisms. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curtal — Cur tal (k[^u]r tal), a. [OF. courtault, F. courtaud, having a docked tail (cf. It. cortaldo), fr. court short, L. curtus. See {Curt}, and {Curtail}.] Curt; brief; laconic. [1913 Webster] Essays and curtal aphorisms. Milton. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cut and longtail — Longtail Long tail , n. An animal, particularly a log, having an uncut tail. Cf. {Curtail}. {Dog}. [1913 Webster] Note: A longtail was a gentleman s dog, or the dog of one qualified to bunt, other dogs being required to have their tails cut.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Longtail — Long tail , n. An animal, particularly a log, having an uncut tail. Cf. {Curtail}. {Dog}. [1913 Webster] Note: A longtail was a gentleman s dog, or the dog of one qualified to bunt, other dogs being required to have their tails cut. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Influenzavirus A — Taxobox name = Orthomyxoviridae image width = 175px image description = Source: Dr. Erskine Palmer, CDC image caption = Electron micrograph of Influenza A viruses virus group = v familia = Orthomyxoviridae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of cue sports terms — The following is a glossary of traditional English language terms used in the three overarching cue sports disciplines: carom (or carambole) billiards referring to the various carom games played on a billiard table without pockets; pool (pocket… …   Wikipedia

  • India — /in dee euh/, n. 1. Hindi, Bharat. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950.… …   Universalium

  • Business and Industry Review — ▪ 1999 Introduction Overview        Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980 97, Table Pattern of Output, 1994 97, Table Index Numbers of Production, Employment, and Productivity in Manufacturing Industries, Table (For Annual… …   Universalium

  • Charlie Douglas — For those of a similar name, see Charles Douglas. Charles Edward Douglas Charlie Douglas, ca. 1890 Born 1 July 1840 Edinburgh, Scotland Died …   Wikipedia

  • Mountain Cur — A young Mountain Cur Country of origin United States Traits Classific …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”