Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a curtain.

Etymologies

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curtain +‎ -like

Examples

  • The beards of moss vanished from the branches alongside the passage, replaced by the curtainlike webs of brilliantly striped spiders with abdomens as large as a man's fist.

    The Veiled Dragon

  • At the far end, so big it required a whole side for itself, was a giant marquee with a high boardwalk along its front, a curtainlike frieze of painted figures stretching behind the entire length of the board bridge, menacing the crowd.

    The Thorn Birds

  • Slabs of rye bread, no butter, large, generous slices of sausage and ham which hang down curtainlike around the bread — twenty-one cents.

    Working With the Working Woman

  • The thing was done so speedily and quietly that it nearly escaped his notice, sharp and quick as he was; but a draught of air coming in through the partly opened door caused him to turn and look, but he was only in time to see a hand and shapely arm, on which was a beautifully wrought bracelet of Indian beadwork, draw close again the curtainlike door.

    Oowikapun How the Gospel Reached the Nelson River Indians

  • A guest on "Cultivating Life" showed me a great solution: a flexible, curtainlike screen to keeps bugs out but let pets come and go as they please.

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  • A guest on "Cultivating Life" showed me a great solution: a flexible, curtainlike screen to keeps bugs out but let pets come and go as they please.

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  • LEANDRA MEDINE, a fashion blogger who lives with her parents on the Upper East Side, was thumbing through the hangers in her bedroom closet on a recent Monday morning, pulling out the sort of items that she calls "sartorial contraceptives": a blouse with erect shoulder pads from Zara; a floral, curtainlike blazer by Zimmermann; high-waisted lime green trousers by

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  • LEANDRA MEDINE, a fashion blogger who lives with her parents on the Upper East Side, was thumbing through the hangers in her bedroom closet on a recent Monday morning, pulling out the sort of items that she calls "sartorial contraceptives": a blouse with erect shoulder pads from Zara; a floral, curtainlike blazer by Zimmermann; high-waisted lime green trousers by

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