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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Curtail dog \Cur"tail dog`\ (d[o^]g`; 115). A dog with a docked tail; formerly, the dog of a person not qualified to course, which, by the forest laws, must have its tail cut short, partly as a mark, and partly from a notion that the tail is necessary to a dog in running; hence, a dog not fit for sporting. [1913 Webster] Hope is a curtail dog in some affairs. --Shak. [1913 Webster]