Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- v. present participle of crib.
- n. The members used to build a (structural) crib, usually of timbers or logs, but also of concrete, steel or even plastic; cribwork.
- n. As a whole, the heavy structure built to support an existing structure from underneath, as with a mineshaft or when raising a building off its foundation, as for moving to another location,
- n. The cribbing used to support anything from below or on a side, as with a retaining wall, or to prop up a piece of heavy machinery.
- n. A self-injurious tendency of certain horses to swallow air while slobbering and biting onto objects in and about their enclosure and regarded as an equine form of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of inclosing or confining in a crib or in close quarters.
- n. colloq. Purloining; stealing; plagiarizing.
- n. (Mining) A framework of timbers and plank backing for a shaft lining, to prevent caving, percolation of water, etc.
- n. A vicious habit of a horse; crib-biting. The horse lays hold of the crib or manger with his teeth and draws air into the stomach with a grunting sound.
“Nothing about Sarah Palin cribbing notes on her hand, why?”
“When I returned, I found him cribbing from a Lonely Planet guidebook he had hidden in his knapsack.”
“The city parks department has reconstructed the "cribbing" - a timber box that would likely have surrounded the shaft at one time.”
“It may be that you’re left with cribbing from a ‘hotel room’ set of exercises for a while.”
“Let’s play the J’aime/je n’aime pas game, which I am totally cribbing from the bloggers Jenny Davidson and Ed Park, who cribbed it from Roland Barthes, who said: like, I don’t like: this is of no importance to anyone; this, apparently, has no meaning.”
“Let’s play the J’aime/je n’aime pas game, which I am totally cribbing from the bloggers Jenny Davidson and Ed Park, who cribbed it from Roland Barthes, who said:”
“| Reply | Permalink the second part of the cribbing is the lobbyist angle.”
“He generally took such enormous strides, when moved with a sudden desire to punish some lost soul, whom he might suspect of the heinous crimes of idleness or "cribbing" -- both unforgivable offences in his calendar -- that the aforesaid gown, I recollect, seemed frequently to float over his head -- forming in conjunction with his square college cap, alias "mortar board," a regular "nimbus," like that surrounding the heads of the saints in old pictures.”
“Hey, I'm just a scientist, but is that kind of cribbing kosher in journalism school?”
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