crib

Definitions

  • An Assault on the Well-filled Corn Crib 191
    An Assault on the Well-filled Corn Crib 191
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v crib line with beams or planks "crib a construction hole"
    • v crib take unauthorized (intellectual material)
    • v crib use a crib, as in an exam
    • n crib a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two
    • n crib the cards discarded by players at cribbage
    • n crib baby bed with high sides made of slats
    • n crib a bin or granary for storing grains
    • n crib a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crib A box or bin, or similar wooden structure, for storing grain, salt, etc.; as, a crib for corn or oats.
    • Crib A hovel; a hut; a cottage. "Why rather, Sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs , . . . Than in the perfumed chambers of the great?"
    • Crib A manger or rack; a feeding place for animals. "The steer lion at one crib shall meet."
    • Crib A miner's luncheon.
    • Crib A small inclosed bedstead or cot for a child.
    • Crib A small raft of timber.
    • Crib A small theft; anything purloined; a plagiarism; hence, a translation or key, etc., to aid a student in preparing or reciting his lessons. "The Latin version technically called a crib .""Occasional perusal of the Pagan writers, assisted by a crib ."
    • Crib A stall for oxen or other cattle. "Where no oxen are, the crib is clean."
    • Crib A structure of logs to be anchored with stones; -- used for docks, pier, dams, etc.
    • Crib (Mining) A structure or frame of timber for a foundation, or for supporting a roof, or for lining a shaft.
    • Crib (Card Playing) The discarded cards which the dealer can use in scoring points in cribbage.
    • Crib To crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in narrow accommodations. "Who sought to make . . . bishops to crib in a Presbyterian trundle bed."
    • Crib To make notes for dishonest use in recitation or examination.
    • Crib To pilfer or purloin; hence, to steal from an author; to appropriate; to plagiarize; as, to crib a line from Milton. "Child, being fond of toys, cribbed the necklace."
    • Crib To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind; -- said of a horse.
    • Crib To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp. "If only the vital energy be not cribbed or cramped.""Now I am cabin'd, cribbed , confined."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crib The manger or rack of a stable or house for cattle; a feeding-place for cattle; specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, a representation of the manger in which Christ was born. See bambino.
    • n crib A stall for oxen or other cattle; a pen for cattle.
    • n crib A small frame with inclosed sides for a child's bed. A small chamber; a small lodging or habitation.
    • n crib A situation; a place or position: as, a snug crib.
    • n crib A house, shop, warehouse, or public house.
    • n crib A box or bin for storing grain, salt, etc. See corn-crib.
    • n crib A lockup.
    • n crib A solid structure of timber or logs (see cribwork) secured under water to serve as a wharf, jetty, dike, or other support or barrier; also, a foundation so made with the superstructure raised upon it, as the crib in Lake Michigan from which water is supplied to Chicago.
    • n crib A solidly built floating foundation or support.
    • n crib An inner lining of a shaft, consisting of a frame of timbers and a backing of planks, used to keep the earth from caving in, prevent water from trickling through, etc. Also called cribbing.
    • n crib A reel for winding yarn.
    • n crib A division of a raft of staves, containing a thousand staves.
    • n crib In the game of cribbage, a set of cards made up of two thrown from the hand of each player. See cribbage.
    • n crib A theft, or the thing stolen; specifically, anything copied from an author without acknowledgment.
    • n crib A literal translation of a classic author for the illegitimate use of students.
    • n crib The bowl or trap of a pound-net.
    • crib To shut or confine as in a crib; cage; coop.
    • crib To line with timbers or planking: said of a shaft or pit.
    • crib To pilfer; purloin; steal.
    • crib To translate (a passage from a classic) by means of a crib. See crib, n., 16.
    • crib To be confined in or to a crib.
    • crib To make use of cribs in translating. See crib, n., 16.
    • n crib Short for cribble.
    • crib To make up (logs, boards, or staves) into small rafts or cribs to be united later into a large raft.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crib krib the rack or manger of a stable: a stall for oxen: a child's bed; a small cottage or hovel, a confined place:
    • v.t Crib to put away in a crib, confine: to pilfer: to plagiarise:—pr.p. crib′bing; pa.p. cribbed
    • n Crib krib (coll.) a translation of a classic baldly literal, for lazy schoolboys
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. crib; Ger. krippe.

Usage

In literature:

Got in de crib and tek de corn.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Bob and Bunny, with flushed faces, were lying once more in their cribs, fast asleep.
"Polly" by L. T. Meade
Michael's long hands made a little crib for it.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
No one ever cribbed in order to get a prize: they crib from mere slackness.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
An' you ought to see the game of crib that man plays!
"Judith of Blue Lake Ranch" by Jackson Gregory
If he did want to crib something he'd go in for something big.
"Andy at Yale" by Roy Eliot Stokes
Little Blanche was fast asleep in her sofa-crib, and Velours was rolled in a torpid circle on the hearth.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
Our co'n crib war down on the branch.
"The Starbucks" by Opie Percival Read
To be a bright baby, it must fall out of the crib before it is eleven months old.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
No one with anything of the child-spirit can fail to be touched by the charm of the Christmas crib.
"Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan" by Clement A. Miles
He found the dog shut in a corn-crib, and the door was locked.
"An Arkansas Planter" by Opie Percival Read
When night came we drew into the bank, and I coiled up in my crib and made myself comfortable.
"An Australian in China" by George Ernest Morrison
Your baby sister is quite safe, and is sleeping sweetly in her crib over in the little one's dormitory.
"The Alchemist's Secret" by Isabel Cecilia Williams
I don't call it goodness to keep from cribbing when you don't want to crib, and the time to stop is now.
"Among the Farmyard People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Professor Barton fancies that he caught Badger cribbing in to-day's examination.
"Frank Merriwell's Reward" by Burt L. Standish
They burn whole cribs corn.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Mrs. Stanford placed her first-born back in the crib, and sat down to her solitary dinner.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
I'm not going to turn it into a corn-crib, though it would make a dandy, and one that no nigger could steal from.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
Why don't you use a crib?
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
He saw only the mother and the baby in its crib.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
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In poetry:

When webs are cribs for dew,
And gossamers
Streak by you, silver-blue;
When silence stirs
One leaf, of rusty hue,
Among the burrs:
"Noera" by Madison Julius Cawein
Adown the village street, as clear
As in one's wakeful mid-day hours,
Beheld I Monica drawing near,
Her vestal lap one crib of flowers.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
O then, within, is stilled the din
Of crib she rocks the baby in,
And heart and gate and latch's weight
Are lifted--and the lips of Kate.
"Home At Night" by James Whitcomb Riley
In the Federal crib
He has dines on 'em roast;
He's had hot devilled Lib.
And a Deakin on toast;
But he's feeling "too full after eating,"
And languidly cheerful at most.
"The Over-Fed Fuse" by C J Dennis
“Cribs to be cracked!
There are cribs to be cracked;
And this is the spot to be camped on.”
(Oh! This is the song of the Melbourne Thieves
Who at present are doing Rockhampton.)
"[‘Cribs to be Cracked”]" by Henry Lawson
“Cribs to be cracked!
There are cribs to be cracked;
And d--------l a sleuth-hound is near us!
The specials are here, but the thief-hunter Clark
Has gone to look after the shearers.”
"[‘Cribs to be Cracked”]" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Risks include infants falling out of the product and becoming wedged between the sides of the crib and the mattress.
When the provider went to the child's crib to awaken him about 3 pm, he didn't appear to be breathing, Sommer said.
Authorities say thieves cut the locks on a trailer belonging to a nonprofit group in Woodstock, stealing five baby cribs that were intended to go to new mothers.
Life's Little Treasures Daycare, in Markle, recently received grants from the Huntington County Community Foundation and iAB that allowed the daycare to purchase four new cribs.
Purchase of the cribs now puts the daycare in compliance with the new crib standards.
Any time an air-bag lift is performed, cribbing is a necessary part of the operation .
Cribbing is a temporary framework, usually constructed of timbers, that provides a solid base of support to material above.
This past Sunday, Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby -- cribbing from a May 2006 "report" of the right-wing-funded Media Research Center -- pooh-poohed global warming as just another media-driven climate scare.
Here's a quick crib sheet.
Highlights include luxury linens from Lulu DK by Matouk, Luckson crib toys, and one-of-a-kind vintage china pieces that owner Nanette Walsh collects on her annual visits to Paris.
Today's crawl across the pop-culture crib finds a honey-fied celebrity, a singer who apparently is far from being over the hill, many other things, and the mystery music video.
Mark Liddell, photograph to the stars, fetched $2.05 million for his redone Hollywood Hills West crib, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Find information on recalled toys, cribs, car seats and other products of interest to families.
That's not a full-size quilt but a crib-sized quilt .
The Railroad Cribbing Bucket for tractor-loader-backhoes is specifically designed for trenching and removing railroad ties.
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In science:

Either the phase reversal is produced by an external electric or magnetic field (CRIB and GEM), or rephasing just results from the initial preparation of the inhomogeneously broadened distribution (AFC).
Revival of Silenced Echo and Quantum Memory for Light
The CRIB calculations can be extended to ROSE quite directly.
Revival of Silenced Echo and Quantum Memory for Light
As in CRIB, the incoming signal pulse propagates through a spectrally uniform absorbing medium.
Revival of Silenced Echo and Quantum Memory for Light
Moreover, just as in CRIB, the signal is emitted when most atoms sit in the ground state.
Revival of Silenced Echo and Quantum Memory for Light
As in CRIB [7, 9] or AFC [18, 28], two additional π -pulses may be used to convert the optical coherence into a ground state coherence and back, should a three-level Λ system be available.
Revival of Silenced Echo and Quantum Memory for Light
Unlike the protocols based on a preparation step, such as CRIB, GEM or AFC, the present process does not waste the available optical thickness.
Revival of Silenced Echo and Quantum Memory for Light
With respect to previously proposed schemes such as CRIB and AFC, ROSE avoids complex and opticaldepth consuming preparation steps, while preserving the photon echo broadband and multimode capability.
Revival of Silenced Echo and Quantum Memory for Light
Topics include: correlated data, covariance matrices, joint fits to multiple data sets, constraints, and extension of the formalism to non-linear fits. A brief summary at the end provides a convenient crib sheet.
chi^2 and Linear Fits
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