Definitions

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  • n. The side of the road, along which a kerb runs.

Etymologies

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kerb side

Examples

  • Mongo: Adventures In Trash is a new book by Ted Both, a South African who moved to NYC and furnished his apartment with goodies found in kerbside trash ( "Mongo" in NYC picker-parlance), then chronicled his adventures with Manhattan's trashers, divers and pickers.

    Boing Boing: July 11, 2004 - July 17, 2004 Archives

  • And yes, being smaller than a Prius is an advantage in European towns and cities, where parallel parking on the kerbside is the norm (and not usually in marked bays, so the smaller the car the more spaces it will fit into).

    Autoblog Green

  • So I could put the rat in the general rubbish bin, but that's not collected for a week and two days (because of the bank holiday), and I can only speculate on the state of the corpse by then, or I could classify it as food waste when it would only have two days to decompose before it's collected, or spilt on the kerbside which is what the 'rubbish operatives', for once aptly named, prefer to do.

    buggerthat Diary Entry

  • Politicians stood on the (metaphorical) kerbside wringing their hands, blaming the yobs upbringing and casting shame on the police for daring to oppose their ‘customers’.

    Be Carefull What You Wish For « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • We're still using bookcases that we picked off the kerbside before the bin-men reached them; that was more than 30 years ago.

    Used Furniture, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The amount of waste recycled from kerbside collections has risen from 13% to 40% since 2001.

    Where else can I go?

  • An assortment of kerbside bins and an unashamedly back-to-basics lovefoodhatewaste. org campaign reduced the girth of the nation's black sacks and the amount of food waste going to landfill by 270,000 tonnes last year.

    Can I throw out food and be green?

  • Cheeseburger Gothic » The end of the world by the kerbside.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » The end of the world by the kerbside.

  • A lack of reports of a kerbside birth on Hubertusallee in the Berlin suburb of Wilmersdorf is the first indication that this may be a piece of theatre.

    Was this pop-up nativity scene staged for Google's cameras?

  • Where the garage stood—most houses seemed to make do with kerbside parking—was a little gap, like a side passage; Helen ducked into it quickly and ran toward the backyard, expecting to be brought up short by a connecting corridor.

    Naked Cruelty

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