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curt
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

2 uses
  • Two days later—that is, on Wednesday last—there is a curt announcement that the wedding had taken place, and that the honeymoon would be passed at Lord Backwater's place, near Petersfield.
    Adventure X — The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (17% in)
  • Sherlock Holmes and I surveyed this curt announcement and the rueful face behind it, until the comical side of the affair so completely overtopped every other consideration that we both burst out into a roar of laughter.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (42% in)

There are no more uses of "curt" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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