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curtain line

noun, Theater.
the last line of a scene, act, etc., as in a play; tag line.
Origin of curtain line
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • No man is ever employed back of the curtain line in any first class theatre who is not known to be of good character.

  • The stage itself extends from the curtain line to the back wall of the theatre, and from left wall to right wall.

  • Its art is lodged back of the curtain line and its business in front of the footlights.

    The Footlights Fore and Aft Channing Pollock

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