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Curtain lecture
Curtain Cur"tain (k?r"t?n; 48), n. [OE. cortin, curtin,fr. OF. cortine, curtine, F. courtine, LL. cortina, curtian (in senses 1 and 2), also, small court, small inclosure surrounded by walls, from cortis court. See Court.] 1. A hanging screen intended to darken or conceal, and admitting of being drawn back or up, and reclosed at pleasure; esp., drapery of cloth or lace hanging round a bed or at a window; in theaters, and like places, a movable screen for concealing the stage. 2. (Fort.) That part of the rampart and parapet which is between two bastions or two gates. See Illustrations of Ravelin and Bastion. 3. (Arch.) That part of a wall of a building which is between two pavilions, towers, etc. 4. A flag; an ensign; -- in contempt. [Obs.] --Shak. Behind the curtain, in concealment; in secret. Curtain lecture, a querulous lecture given by a wife to her husband within the bed curtains, or in bed. --Jerrold. A curtain lecture is worth all the sermons in the world for teaching the virtues of patience and long-suffering. --W. Irving. The curtain falls, the performance closes. The curtain rises, the performance begins. To draw the curtain, to close it over an object, or to remove it; hence: (a) To hide or to disclose an object. (b) To commence or close a performance. To drop the curtain, to end the tale, or close the performance.

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- forum in which he published in the 1840s his comic series Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures, which was later published in book form.[citation needed] He contributed...
- Mrs. Caudle's curtain lectures, Douglas William Jerrold, a comic series originally published in Punch magazine; introduction by Walter Jerrold...
- himself, Trotty Veck in The Chimes, and Mrs Caudle in Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures by Douglas Jerrold. It was said of the 5' 2" red-headed Keeley "however...
- African-American author Richard Wright's book The Color Curtain: A Report on the Bandung Conference (Cleveland and New York: World, 1956) is based on his...
- Places) (Viking Press 1972) Foreword to Douglas Jerrold's Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures (Harvill 1974) Introduction to Arthur Conan Doyle's The White Company...
- Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, and public speaker. She served as the First Lady...
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- possession; Who must to he, his dear friend's secrets tell, Who dreads a curtain lecture worse than ****. Were such the wife had fallen to my part, I'd break...
- Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He gained worldwide fame as the...
- Muhammad Ali (/ɑːˈliː/; born C****ius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, and philanthropist...
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