corncrib

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n corncrib a crib for storing and drying ears of corn
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Corncrib kôrn"krĭb` A crib for storing corn.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corncrib A structure the side walls of which are formed of slats, with spaces between them for the circulation of air, used to store unshelled Indian corn. The slats are commonly slanted outward from the floor to the roof as a means of preventing rain from beating in, and the structure stands free from the ground on posts, for safety from rats and mice.
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Usage

In literature:

Beyond the corncribs, at the bottom of the shallow draw, was a muddy little pond, with rusty willow bushes growing about it.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
Then Mrs. Bunker, followed by Rose, went into the corncrib.
"Six Little Bunkers at Grandma Bell's" by Laura Lee Hope
Then, when they were sure the soldiers did not see them, they ran behind the corncrib.
"Stories of American Life and Adventure" by Edward Eggleston
When the moon etched silver bars upon the corncrib floor he went to bed, regretting the preposterous fanlike spread of the corncrib walls.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
He's jest mad, cos the people come over here to git fodder instid o' goin' to his empty corncrib.
"Adèle Dubois" by Mrs. William T. Savage
One evening, just about sundown, he was out in the corncrib, shelling corn for the large flock of turkeys they were fattening for market.
"Big Brother" by Annie Fellows-Johnston
Dey opened de smokehouse, chicken yard, corncrib, and evvything on de place.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Shotguns were loaded, corncribs made tight, stock zealously guarded.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Grunty knew him; he had sometimes seen him around Farmer Green's corncrib.
"The Tale of Grunty Pig" by Arthur Scott Bailey
So he took to loitering near Farmer Green's corncrib.
"The Tale of Grumpy Weasel" by Arthur Scott Bailey
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In news:

The home was converted from a corncrib .
Like the proverbial rats in the corncrib.
The home was converted from a corncrib.
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