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 for Curtailing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Curtail \Cur*tail"\ (k[u^]r*t[=a]l"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Curtailed (-t[=a]ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Curtailing.] [See
     Curtal.]
     To cut off the end or tail, or any part, of; to shorten; to
     abridge; to diminish; to reduce.
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           I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion. --Shak.
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           Our incomes have been curtailed; his salary has been
           doubled.                                 --Macaulay.
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