curtal (adj.) Old form(s): curtaile , curtall, Curtull
with a docked tail; common, household
AW II.iii.58[Lafew to Parolles] I'd give bay curtal and his furniture / My mouth no more were broken than these boys' [i.e. if I were as young as them]
CE III.ii.154[Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse, of the kitchen wench] She had transformed me to a curtal dog
MW II.i.103[Pistol to Ford] Hope is a curtal dog in some affairs [i.e. an unreliable factor]
PP.17.19[Pilgrim] My curtal dog that wont to have played / Plays not at all
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