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- n. Someone or something which curbs.
- n. A type of thief who used a ‘curb’ or hooked pole to steal things through open windows.
What man in Europe was better able to teach them a lesson than Charles, the destroyer of Liege, the stern curber of undue liberty in Flanders?
He guided their imagination, warranted their hopes, and controlled their will -- or else they required him as a safeguard against the demon and a curber of other people's crimes.
Then this fine curber of phantasies got back to his house in the morning by the time Taschereau came to invite him to spend the day at La Grenadiere, and the cuckold always found the priest asleep in his bed.
"For example, a curber may be concealing the real identity of a stolen or wrecked vehicle," Robertson says.