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 Curtain (The).Curtain Lecture. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Curtain.
 
To ring down the curtain. To bring a matter to an end. A theatrical term. When the act or play is over, the bell rings and the green curtain comes down.   1
        “A few more matters of routine will be accomplished, and then the curtain will be rung down on the Session of 1891.”—Newspaper Paragraph, July 27th, 1891.
 


 Curtain (The).Curtain Lecture. 

 
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