Curfew

Cur"few

(kr"f), n. [OE. courfew, curfu, fr. OF. cuevrefu, covrefeu, F. couvre-feu; covrir to cover + feu fire, fr. L. focus fireplace, hearth. See Cover, and Focus.] 1. The ringing of an evening bell, originally a signal to the inhabitants to cover fires, extinguish lights, and retire to rest, -- instituted by William the Conqueror; also, the bell itself.
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He begins at curfew, and walks till the first cock.
Shak.
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The village curfew, as it tolled profound.
Campbell.
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2. A utensil for covering the fire. [Obs.]
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For pans, pots, curfews, counters and the like.
Bacon.
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Cu"ri*a

(k?"r?-?), n.;
pl. Curle (-).
[L.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) (a) One of the thirty parts into which the Roman people were divided by Romulus. (b) The place of assembly of one of these divisions. (c) The place where the meetings of the senate were held; the senate house.
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2. (Middle Ages) The court of a sovereign or of a feudal lord; also; his residence or his household. Burrill.
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3. (Law) Any court of justice.
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4. The Roman See in its temporal aspects, including all the machinery of administration; -- called also curia Romana.
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