Famous quotes containing the word curt:

    Great is my envy of death whose curt hard sword
    Carried her whom I called my life away;
    Me he disdains, and mocks me from her eyes!
    Petrarch (1304–1374)

    The cold smell of potato mould, the squelch and slap
    Of soggy peat, the curt cuts of an edge
    Through living roots awaken in my head.
    But I’ve no spade to follow men like them.
    Seamus Heaney (b. 1939)