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By Debra Dobbins

As we do with so many words, we have the French to thank for “curfew.” According to Webster’s, the word derived from Old French’s covrefeu, which literally meant “cover fire.”

It came from a custom in the Middle Ages of ringing a bell to tell people to extinguish their candles and fireplaces and go to bed.

According to Wikipedia, “It was later adopted into Middle English as ‘curfeu’, which later became the modern ‘curfew.’”

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