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- n. A paving stone that forms part of a kerb / curb
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See curbstone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of curbstone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a paving stone forming part of a curb
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The zappee only has to fall badly and hit his head on a kerbstone and he could be dead.
The practise of harmonising popular tunes by ear became popular throughout the 1920s in places where men met up regularly – in barbershops, for instance, although the style was also referred to as "kerbstone harmony".
We suspect that she had a brief faint when at the wheel last week, when she bumped against a kerbstone.
She saw the local women in their flowered overalls and carpet slippers, heavy wedding rings sunk into their bulbous toil-scarred fingers, their eyes bright in amorphous faces, as they sat gossiping beside their prams of second-hand clothes; the young people, joyfully garbed, squatting on the kerbstone behind their stalls of bric-a-brac; the tourists cheerfully impulsive or cautious and discerning by turns, conferring over their dollars or displaying their bizarre treasures.
Detectives said the kerbstone, which has the inscription "Ian Curtis 18 - 5 - 80" and the words "Love Will Tear Us Apart" was taken sometime between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.
But there was nothing funny about the crunching thud as his forehead bounced off the kerbstone.
I did the only thing possible in that mental tumult; I walked straight to the kerbstone and held up my umbrella for a cab.
The wheels of a cab grazed the kerbstone, a murmured direction followed.
After all, one used to think that the old — and Sir Lawrence winced on the kerbstone of Piccadilly — were only fit to be measured for their coffins.
On the kerbstone, a knot of the latter, tittering among themselves, shot furtive glances at Dove and Maurice as they passed.
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