She seemed to me to be more forward than ever that morning, and I felt a suspicion that I was going to get a curtain lecture.
Eleanore teased, and he was gruff; or he mocked, and Eleanore delivered a curtain lecture.
I wonder whether she ever indulged her husband with it in the course of a curtain lecture!
Meanwhile the elder wife was eating her heart with vexation and forming resolutions to give her husband a curtain lecture.
I committed to memory a curtain lecture for my brother, though somehow or other it escaped me and was never delivered.
Such tithes are the price of napping; and such mighty odds are there between a curtain lecture and a cushion lecture.'
They stick to the curtain lecture business, but now they do it before the curtain.
The tintinnabulations of the wife's curtain lecture are too precious to the enraptured husband to be shared with other ears.
The curtain lecture was followed next day by a refusal to allow Mr. Sheridan to have the horses till the account was settled.
The curtain lecture that followed was of unusual virulence, and in the midst of it he fell asleep.