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an obsolete term for cutlass
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Word Origin for curtal axe
C16: alteration by folk etymology of Old French coutelas cutlass; see curtal
Words nearby curtal axe
curtain time, curtain-twitcher, curtain wall, curtal, curtalax, curtal axe, curtana, curtate, curtilage, Curtin, Curtis
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How to use curtal axe in a sentence
Some blackguard or other, I think it was Sybrandt, said, "A lie is not like a blow with a curtal axe."The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade