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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cur·tail v. t. [imp. & p. p. Curtailed p. pr. & vb. n. Curtailing.]  To cut off the end or tail, or any part, of; to shorten; to abridge; to diminish; to reduce.
    I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion.   --Shak.
    Our incomes have been curtailed; his salary has been doubled.   --Macaulay.