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iron curtain

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Third edition

Published in print January 2016 | ISBN: 9780199666317
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191800979
iron curtain

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The phrase had its origin in the 18c with reference to a safety device lowered in theatres between the stage

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