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cribbing


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cribbing  \Crib"bing\  (kr?b"b?ng),  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  inclosing  or  confining  in  a  crib  or  in  close 
  quarters. 
 
  2.  Purloining;  stealing;  plagiarizing.  [Colloq.] 
 
  3.  (Mining)  A  framework  of  timbers  and  plank  backing  for  a 
  shaft  lining,  to  prevent  caving,  percolation  of  water, 
  etc 
 
  4.  A  vicious  habit  of  a  horse;  crib-biting.  The  horse  lays 
  hold  of  the  crib  or  manger  with  his  teeth  and  draws  air 
  into  the  stomach  with  a  grunting  sound. 
 
  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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