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curb

CURB, n.

1. In the manege, a chain of iron made fast to the upper part of the branches of the bridle, in a hole called the eye, and running over the beard of the horse. It consists of three parts; the hook, fixed to the eye of the branch; the chain or links; and the two rings or mails.

2. Restraint; check; hindrance.

Religion should operate as an effectual curb to the passions.

3. A frame or a wall round the mouth of a well.

4. A hard and callous swelling on the hind part of the hock of a horses leg, attended with stiffness, and sometimes pain and lameness. A tumor on the inside of a horses hoof. A swelling beneath the elbow of a horses hoof.

CURB, v.t.

1. To restrain; to guide and manage; as a horse.

2. To restrain; to check; to hold back; to confine; to keep in subjection; as, to curb the passions.

And wisely learn to curb thy sorrows wild.

3. To furnish or surround with a curb, as a well.

4. To bend. [Not used.]



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CURB, n.

1. In the manege, a chain of iron made fast to the upper part of the branches of the bridle, in a hole called the eye, and running over the beard of the horse. It consists of three parts; the hook, fixed to the eye of the branch; the chain or links; and the two rings or mails.

2. Restraint; check; hindrance.

Religion should operate as an effectual curb to the passions.

3. A frame or a wall round the mouth of a well.

4. A hard and callous swelling on the hind part of the hock of a horses leg, attended with stiffness, and sometimes pain and lameness. A tumor on the inside of a horses hoof. A swelling beneath the elbow of a horses hoof.

CURB, v.t.

1. To restrain; to guide and manage; as a horse.

2. To restrain; to check; to hold back; to confine; to keep in subjection; as, to curb the passions.

And wisely learn to curb thy sorrows wild.

3. To furnish or surround with a curb, as a well.

4. To bend. [Not used.]

CURB, n. [Fr. courber, to bend; Russ. koroblyu, to bend, to draw in, to straiten.]

  1. In the manege, a chain of iron made fast to the upper part of the branches of the bridle, in a hole called the eye, and running over the beard of the horse. It consists of three parts; the hook, fixed to the eye of the branch; the chain or links; and the two rings or mails. – Encyc.
  2. Restraint; check; hinderance. Religion should operate as an effectual curb to the passions.
  3. A frame or a wall round the mouth of a well.
  4. [Fr. courbe; It. corba, a disease and a basket.] A hard and callous swelling on the hind part of the hock of a horse's leg, attended with stiffness, and sometimes pain and lameness. – Encyc. A tumor on the inside of a horse's hoof. – Johnson. A swelling beneath the elbow of a horse's hoof. – Bailey.

CURB, v.t.

  1. To restrain; to guide and manage; as a horse. – Milton.
  2. To restrain; to check; to hold back; to confine; to keep in subjection; as, to curb the passions. And wisely learn to curb thy sorrows wild. – Milton.
  3. To furnish or surround with a curb, as a well.
  4. To bend. [Not used.]

Curb
  1. To bend or curve

    [Obs.]

    Crooked and curbed lines.
    Holland.

  2. To bend; to crouch; to cringe.

    [Obs.]

    Virtue itself of vice must pardon beg,
    Yea, curb and woo for leave to do him good.
    Shak.

  3. That which curbs, restrains, or subdues; a check or hindrance; esp., a chain or strap attached to the upper part of the branches of a bit, and capable of being drawn tightly against the lower jaw of the horse.

    He that before ran in the pastures wild
    Felt the stiff curb control his angry jaws.
    Drayton.

    By these men, religion,that should be
    The curb, is made the spur of tyranny.
    Denham.

  4. To guide and manage, or restrain, as with a curb; to bend to one's will; to subject; to subdue; to restrain; to confine; to keep in check.

    Part wield their arms, part curb the foaming steed.
    Milton.

    Where pinching want must curbthy warm desires.
    Prior.

  5. An assemblage of three or more pieces of timber, or a metal member, forming a frame around an opening, and serving to maintain the integrity of that opening; also, a ring of stone serving a similar purpose, as at the eye of a dome.
  6. To furnish wich a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.
  7. A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame within a well to prevent the earth caving in.
  8. A curbstone.
  9. A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint, generally causing lameness.

    James Law.

    Curb bit, a stiff bit having branches by which a leverage is obtained upon the jaws of horse. Knight. -- Curb pins (Horology), the pins on the regulator which restrain the hairspring. -- Curb plate (Arch.), a plate serving the purpose of a curb. -- Deck curb. See under Deck.

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Curb

CURB, noun

1. In the manege, a chain of iron made fast to the upper part of the branches of the bridle, in a hole called the eye, and running over the beard of the horse. It consists of three parts; the hook, fixed to the eye of the branch; the chain or links; and the two rings or mails.

2. Restraint; check; hindrance.

Religion should operate as an effectual curb to the passions.

3. A frame or a wall round the mouth of a well.

4. A hard and callous swelling on the hind part of the hock of a horses leg, attended with stiffness, and sometimes pain and lameness. A tumor on the inside of a horses hoof. A swelling beneath the elbow of a horses hoof.

CURB, verb transitive

1. To restrain; to guide and manage; as a horse.

2. To restrain; to check; to hold back; to confine; to keep in subjection; as, to curb the passions.

And wisely learn to curb thy sorrows wild.

3. To furnish or surround with a curb as a well.

4. To bend. [Not used.]

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