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  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. 




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