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.

 

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