Reference Entry

iron curtain

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199661350
Published online June 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191744532
iron curtain

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First recorded in 1794 of a curtain of iron which could be lowered as a safety device between the stage

Reference Entry.  166 words. 

Subjects: Language Reference

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