• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Curtein Same as Curtana.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n curtein The pointless sword carried before the kings of England at their coronation, and emblematically considered as the sword of mercy. It is also called the sword of Edward the Confessor.
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In literature:

Afterwardes drawing the curteine, they departed and locked the dead body in the chamber.
"The Palace of Pleasure" by William Painter