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  • n. Plural form of curb.

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Examples

  • Waking to the sounds of village life rather than the street sweeper scraping city curbs is my idea of paradise.

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  • They say the U.S. is trying to avoid tough short-term curbs on its energy consumption, while it seeks to draw the emerging economies into a long-term climate-control regime that eventually will place strict caps on them.

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  • Cancun made little progress toward resolving splits over Kyoto, long-term curbs on greenhouse gases or ways to bolster fragmented carbon markets that are intended to drive trillion-dollar shifts in investments from fossil fuels.

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  • The president of the Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue, calls the curbs, "unreasonable and unfair," and said, "Some provisions could potentially turn business people into criminals and workers into felons."

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  • Last night's snowfall had left less than an inch of snow on the ground, but all that was left along the curbs was a ridge of gray slush.

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  • Women 'to bear brunt of budget cuts' as unions call curbs on strike powers an 'act of war'

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  • The curbs were a sensible initial reaction although they "do little to address the underlying cause of the problem," Nagy said.

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  • Sir - So some City types don't like the idea of curbs on hostile foreign takeovers of British companies and think that the threat of being taken over makes management efficient

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  • The antique cars parked at the curbs are a treat to see.

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  • Whether Mr Fashola can actually enforce his curbs is another matter.

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