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Definition of Curtain lecture
Curtain lectureCurtain 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
Meaning of Curtain lecture from wikipedia
in the 1840s his comic series
Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures
was later published
in book form.He contributed...
- Robert Upshur Woodward
26, 1943) is an American investigative
journalist. He has worked
for The Washington
1971 as a reporter
- himself, Trotty
Veck in The Chimes, and Mrs Caudle
in Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures
Jerrold. It was said of the 5' 2" red-headed Keeley
- Mrs. Caudle's curtain lectures
, Douglas William
Jerrold, a comic series originally published
- Anne Elizabeth Applebaum
(born July 25, 1964) is an American
born Polish journalist
who has written extensively
- African-American author Richard
Wright's book The Color
Curtain: A Report
on the Bandung Conference
(Cleveland and New York: World, 1956) is based
- 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
CH MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English
singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He gained worldwide
fame as the...
- Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
26, 1947) is an American politician
as the First
Lady of the United States
- Places) (Viking Press
Jerrold's Mrs Caudle's Curtain Lectures
(Harvill 1974) Introduction
to Arthur Conan
Doyle's The White
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