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  • v. Present participle of curtain.


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  • The neon outlines were inspired by Dan Flavin sculptures, and Stark brought the huge space "down to size" by using a generous amount of dramatic black curtaining.

    David Stark Makes HuffPost's 2010 Game Changers Event Look Super Snazzy (PHOTOS)

  • With his head down like that, his hair curtaining his face, the only part of his features that remained visible was his mouth.


  • In baths of marble and blue cascade, and shower cubicles in rented rooms with geometric signs on the sensible plastic curtaining.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • The chapel was lofty, cramped and stonily cold, but its austerity had been tempered a little by draping the walls with thick woollen hangings, and curtaining the inner side of the door.

    A River So Long

  • She put the lontar back into the cabinet and pulled aside part of the batik sheet curtaining the shelving.

    The Demon Queen

  • The dancers repeatedly appear from both the creamy back wall of curtaining and from the wings of the stage.

    A Pina Bausch Visit to the Realm of Dreams

  • Sekesai Makwavarara, has raised the ire of government opponents by her regular overseas trips, choice of expensive curtaining for her mansion and attempts to buy council property at below-market rates.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The semblance of an inn is attempted to be given to this wretched place by fragments of conventional red curtaining in the windows, which rags are made muddily transparent in the night – season by feeble lights of rush or cotton dip burning dully in the close air of the inside.

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

  • It is possible to adapt many curtaining techniques to suit your level of ability and still achieve the look you would like.

    Window Dressing (Tips!)

  • Sitting in among the wares he dealt in, by a charcoal stove, made of old bricks, was a grey – haired rascal, nearly seventy years of age; who had screened himself from the cold air without, by a frousy curtaining of miscellaneous tatters, hung upon a line; and smoked his pipe in all the luxury of calm retirement.

    A Christmas Carol


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  • My adjectival use: 'I bought the curtaining material today.'

    August 22, 2011