1) For curtailed, descriptive of a horse that has had its tail docked.

1543 I do geve hime my curtall nagge, Thornton in Lonsdale

1558 I gyve to Gilbert Oites my curtail gelding, Beverley

1616 one black curtalled of Haighes, Huddersfield: the reference here was actually to the animal’s hide.

dates 1543 1558 1616

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