A Montana judge drew back the curtain on a social welfare nonprofit called Western Tradition Partnership.
Nominated for both a Tony and an Emmy he wept as the curtain came down closing night.
She washes her hair, her arms, her legs, but a dark character emerges on the other side of the curtain.
She closes the curtain and pretends not to see him, but he returns, again and again, and they begin an affair.
But for the literalists who simply must know, who must look behind the curtain, who must see if Oz is real or a sham?
She went to the window, and, screened by the curtain, looked out.
As she spoke, Geta lifted the curtain, and Philothea instantly obeyed the signal.
Eric seized the curtain in his hand, rent it from its fastenings, and cast it on the ground.
The bell had rung—the curtain was up and the performances were about to begin.
I am thus placed at the right hand of Eusapia, and also against the curtain.
c.1300, from Old French cortine "curtain, tapestry, drape, blanket," from Late Latin cortina "curtain," but in classical Latin "round vessel, cauldron," from Latin cortem (older cohortem) "enclosure, courtyard" (see cohort). The confusion apparently begins in using cortina as a loan-translation for Greek aulaia ("curtain") in the Vulgate (to render Hebrew yeriah in Exodus xxvi:1, etc.) because the Greek word was connected to aule "court," perhaps because the "door" of a Greek house that led out to the courtyard was a hung cloth. The figurative sense in curtain call is from 1884. Curtains "the end" is 1912, originally from stage plays.
(1.) Ten curtains, each twenty-eight cubits long and four wide, made of fine linen, also eleven made of goat's hair, covered the tabernacle (Ex. 26:1-13; 36:8-17). (2.) The sacred curtain, separating the holy of holies from the sanctuary, is designated by a different Hebrew word (peroketh). It is described as a "veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work" (Ex. 26:31; Lev. 16:2; Num. 18:7). (3.) "Stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain" (Isa. 40:22), is an expression used with reference to the veil or awning which Orientals spread for a screen over their courts in summer. According to the prophet, the heavens are spread over our heads as such an awning. Similar expressions are found in Ps. 104:2l; comp. Isa. 44:24; Job 9:8.