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  • n. Plural form of kerbstone.


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  • One evening, driving through an area dominated by paramilitaries, with lurid murals on gable ends and kerbstones painted red, white and blue, there was encouragement on the radio.

    Irish Blogs

  • Ireland is perhaps the one place where the name of Sir Humphrey still comes with a chill, famed as he was there for decapitating the corpses of rebels against Queen Elizabeth's rule and laying the heads like kerbstones along the path to his tent.

    Severed heads all in a row

  • Some segments of road have long rock alignments along the shoulders, which seem to be kerbstones set into the backfill, while others have numerous post holes dug into bedrock outside the kerbstones – presumably to accommodate some kind of contraption for pulling and prising the statue and its framework forward in places … Such features seem most common where the roadway slopes upwards.

    The Eight Wonder of the World – Easter Island | Impact Lab

  • At least we did not need to worry about tripping over kerbstones or walking into walls.

    A Monstrous Regiment of Women

  • The BM 636 F is a static blockmaking machine, designed for the small and medium scale production of concrete elements (solid and hollow blocks and bricks, pavers, kerbstones, screen blocks, etc) of a large variety of shapes and sizes, the maximum and minimum block heights being 20 and 6 cm respectively.

    Chapter 16

  • Even looking at his feet Cal couldn't avoid the repulsion because the kerbstones had been painted alternating red, white and blue.


  • Neat flat asphalt pavements, white kerbstones, tar-and-chipping roadway.

    Twice shy

  • And it was a trouble to keep by the side of him; the people were streaming home from work, were out marketing, looking for something cheap for tea or supper to be bought off the barrows which were flanking the kerbstones.

    The Idler Magazine, Volume III, March 1893 An Illustrated Monthly

  • But it oughtn't to need a war to make a nation paint its kerbstones white, carry rear-lamps on its bicycles, and give all its slum children a holiday in the country.

    Mrs. Miniver

  • Men in full marching order stamped out from every billet, took their way to the main street, where the transport wagons, wheels against kerbstones, horses in shafts, and drivers at reins, stood in mathematical order, and from there on to the parade ground where sergeants, with book in one hand and electric torch in the other, were preparing to call the roll.

    The Amateur Army


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