American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A structure for storing and drying ears of corn.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A structure the side walls of which are formed of slats, with spaces between them for the circulation of air, used to store unshelled Indian corn. The slats are commonly slanted outward from the floor to the roof as a means of preventing rain from beating in, and the structure stands free from the ground on posts, for safety from rats and mice.
- n. Alternative form of corn crib.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A crib for storing corn.
- n. a crib for storing and drying ears of corn
“The corncrib was a tiny affair where a man had to climb out one leg at a time, one morning just as Mr. Hume's father was climbing out with his feed, he was struck over the head with a large club, the next morning he broke the scoop off an iron shovel and fastened the iron handle to his body.”
“Family 3 calmly occupied what seemed to be the new center of power, a corncrib near the pond (one of several corncribs set out for shelter).”
“Regardless of how cute they are, deer can be like rats in the corncrib if left unchecked.”
“An abandoned corncrib made of cement with a rusting ladder running up one side.”
“He probably went directly to his giant corncrib full of money* to take a swim and was not a bit perturbed by the still-wet bloodstains on most of the bills.”
“One of the chosen was ex-farmboy R. V. Burgin, who compared the assignment to “sending a bunch of hogs to watch over a well-loaded corncrib.””
“In places the upright thrusts of the mountains rose from the grassland floor as cleanly as the front of a corncrib meets a level floor: one could almost mark with a pencil where the plain stopped and the slope began.”
“Ada worked awhile with the fork to draw the brush together, and when she was done the pile was big as the corncrib and the air was full of the sere odor of cut and withered foliage.”
“Its trunk was big around as a corncrib where it entered the ground.”
“But as she neared the house she could make out a man in a dark suit of clothes standing by the corncrib.”
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