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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.

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  • 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".

    The secret of barbershop: harmonise, project – and smile!

  • We suspect that she had a brief faint when at the wheel last week, when she bumped against a kerbstone.

    Doctor, doctor: My friend has fainting fits but she's still driving

  • 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.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • 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.

    Nick Mamatas' Journal

  • But there was nothing funny about the crunching thud as his forehead bounced off the kerbstone.

    Fathers & Sons

  • I did the only thing possible in that mental tumult; I walked straight to the kerbstone and held up my umbrella for a cab.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells

  • The wheels of a cab grazed the kerbstone, a murmured direction followed.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • 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.

    Over the River

  • On the kerbstone, a knot of the latter, tittering among themselves, shot furtive glances at Dove and Maurice as they passed.

    Maurice Guest


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