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Curtaʹna

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The sword of Edward the Confessor, which, having no point, was the emblem of mercy. The royal sword of England was so called to the reign of Henry III.

“But when Curtana will not do the deed,

You lay the pointless clergy-weapon by,

And to the laws, your sword of justice, fly.”


Dryden: Hind and Panther, part ii. 419–21.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Curses
Cursing by Bell, Book, and Candle
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Curtail
Curtain (The)
Curtain
Curtain Lecture
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Curtana
Curthose
Curtise
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Custard
Custard Coffin
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