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 Curtain.Curtal Friar. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Curtain Lecture.
 
The nagging of a wife after her husband is in bed. The lectures of Mrs. Caudle in Punch are first-rate caricatures of these “small cattle.”   1
       
“Besides what endless brawls by wives are bred,
The curtain lecture makes a mournful bed.”
       
Dryden.
 


 Curtain.Curtal Friar. 

 
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