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curtain

kur tuhn

  • n  hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  • n  any barrier to communication or vision
    a curtain of secrecy
    a curtain of trees
  • v  provide with drapery
    curtain the bedrooms

  • Gangs of teen-age "Young Rebels" are painstakingly planting a "cactus curtain" of bayonet grass, a tough century plant with half-inch sawtooth barbs.
  • That annoying curtain separating first class from coach on most airplane flights may be facing its own final curtain.
  • The Paris Peace Conference, which rang down the final curtain this week, was epitomized in its closing days by a weary, dozing Yugoslav and an iron Russian who apparently never.
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  • Ferenc Gyurcsany in ABC News
    We should not allow that a new Iron Curtain should be set up and divide Europe,Gyurcsany told reporters.
  • Dan Rooney in Forbes
    Ernie was one of the toughest players to ever wear a Steelers uniform,Steelers chairman Dan Rooney said in a statement. "He was a key member of our famous Steel Curtain defense, and many people who played against him considered Ernie...
  • George HW Bush in Wall Street Journal
    In 1992, President George HW Bush told a Houston rally when he went to the Oval Office he expected to find Democratic candidate Bill Clinton "there measuring the drapes. Put those drapes on hold, it's going to be curtain time."

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