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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a crib, or things in a crib.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of crib.


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  • The umbrella term for these new subsets of super fans, who devotedly discuss their idols' merits across the Internet, is "stans," a nickname cribbed from the Eminem song "Stan" that appeared on the rapper's "Marshall Mathers LP" from 2002.

    NYT > Home Page

  • 'How He Wrote Elastica Man', a title cribbed from a 19-year-old Fall single, would be glorious self-parody were it not for the fact that Elastica have nothing of their own to parody.

    The Fall

  • "Corrupt and Contented" - a title cribbed from Lincoln Steffens '1904 characterization of the city

    The Clog

  • But Rowley never existed; he was a figment of Chatterton’s imagination, his name cribbed from a tombstone at St. John’s Church in Bristol.

    Over the Edge

  • To be honest, most of this is cribbed from the Women in Science article, but I did come across Ada when writing about Newstead Abbey and the Robin Hood Line.

    Ada Lovelace

  • Frauenfelder was also the magazine's main illustrator, and utilized a cartoony style that appeared cribbed from the spare 50s television cartoons of Gene Deitch.

    Boing Boing

  • But one does get the impression that the UN cribbed from the Hailey report.

    September 29th, 2009

  • Never mind that the idea was cribbed from a hotel in Denver that offered the same treat to guests during the Democratic convention.

    Paying Lots of Dough for a Room? Have a Cookie - The Caucus Blog -

  • The design literally cribbed from a Cord 810, had an enormous single fin on the back and a front end that was adapted for the 1939, '40 Graham Hollywood and Hupmobile Skylark, a fine example of art imitating life and vice versa.

    The Man Behind KITT And The Batmobile

  • But supposedly things took a turn and Bansky ended up making a film about Guetta, whose work as Mr. Brainwash is quite deliberately cribbed from the more famous Banksy.

    Release Date and Info on Banksy’s Film Exit Through the Gift Shop | /Film


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