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Curtain lecture


2 dicționare găsite pentru curtain lecture
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Curtain \Cur"tain\ (k[^u]r"t[i^]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.]
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     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.
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     2. (Fort.) That part of the rampart and parapet which is
        between two bastions or two gates. See Illustrations of
        Ravelin and Bastion.
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     3. (Arch.) That part of a wall of a building which is between
        two pavilions, towers, etc.
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     4. A flag; an ensign; -- in contempt. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     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.
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              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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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  curtain lecture
       n : a private lecture to a husband by his wife

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