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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crib  \Crib\  (kr?b),  n.  [AS.  crybb  akin  to  OS  kribbja  D.  krib, 
  kribbe  Dan.  krybbe  G.  krippe,  and  perh.  to  MHG.  krebe 
  basket,  G,  korb,  and  E.  rip  a  sort  of  wicker  basket.] 
  1.  A  manger  or  rack;  a  feeding  place  for  animals. 
 
  The  steer  lion  at  one  crib  shall  meet  --Pope. 
 
  2.  A  stall  for  oxen  or  other  cattle. 
 
  Where  no  oxen  are  the  crib  is  clean.  --Prov.  xiv. 
  4. 
 
  3.  A  small  inclosed  bedstead  or  cot  for  a  child. 
 
  4.  A  box  or  bin,  or  similar  wooden  structure,  for  storing 
  grain,  salt,  etc.;  as  a  crib  for  corn  or  oats. 
 
  5.  A  hovel;  a  hut;  a  cottage. 
 
  Why  rather,  Sleep,  liest  thou  in  smoky  cribs,  .  .  . 
  Than  in  the  perfumed  chambers  of  the  great?  --Shak. 
 
  6.  (Mining)  A  structure  or  frame  of  timber  for  a  foundation, 
  or  for  supporting  a  roof,  or  for  lining  a  shaft. 
 
  7.  A  structure  of  logs  to  be  anchored  with  stones;  --  used 
  for  docks,  pier,  dams,  etc 
 
  8.  A  small  raft  of  timber.  [Canada] 
 
  9.  A  small  theft;  anything  purloined;;  a  plagiaris?;  hence  a 
  translation  or  key,  etc.,  to  aid  a  student  in  preparing  or 
  reciting  his  lessons.  [Colloq.] 
 
  The  Latin  version  technically  called  a  crib.  --Ld. 
  Lytton. 
 
  Occasional  perusal  of  the  Pagan  writers,  assisted  by 
  a  crib.  --Wilkie 
  Collins. 
 
  10.  A  miner's  luncheon.  [Cant]  --Raymond. 
 
  11.  (Card  Playing)  The  discarded  cards  which  the  dealer  can 
  use  in  scoring  points  in  cribbage. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crib  \Crib\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  crowd  together,  or  to  be  confined,  as  in  a  crib  or  in 
  narrow  accommodations.  [R.] 
 
  Who  sought  to  make  .  .  .  bishops  to  crib  in  a 
  Presbyterian  trundle  bed.  --Gauden. 
 
  2.  To  make  notes  for  dishonest  use  in  recitation  or 
  examination.  [College  Cant] 
 
  3.  To  seize  the  manger  or  other  solid  object  with  the  teeth 
  and  draw  in  wind;  --  said  of  a  horse. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crib  \Crib\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cribbed}  (kr?bd);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cribbing}.] 
  1.  To  shut  up  or  confine  in  a  narrow  habitation;  to  cage;  to 
  cramp. 
 
  If  only  the  vital  energy  be  not  cribbed  or  cramped. 
  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  Now  I  am  cabin'd,  cribbed,  confined.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  pilfer  or  purloin;  hence  to  steal  from  an  author;  to 
  appropriate;  to  plagiarize;  as  to  crib  a  line  from 
  Milton.  [Colloq.] 
 
  Child,  being  fond  of  toys,  cribbed  the  necklace. 
  --Dickens. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crib 
  n  1:  child's  bed  with  high  sides  [syn:  {cot}] 
  2:  a  literal  translation  used  in  studying  a  foreign  language 
  (often  used  illicitly)  [syn:  {pony},  {trot}] 
  3:  a  card  game  in  which  each  player  is  dealt  6  cards  and 
  discards  one  or  two  to  make  up  the  crib  [syn:  {cribbage}] 
  v  1:  use  a  crib,  as  in  an  exam 
  2:  take  unauthorized  (intellectual  material) 
  3:  line  with  beams  or  planks,  as  of  construction  holes 




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