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crib

1. a representation of the manger in which the infant Jesus was laid at birth
2. Informal chiefly Brit a translation of a foreign text or a list of answers used by students, often illicitly, as an aid in lessons, examinations, etc.
3. short for cribbage
4. Cribbage the discard pile
5. a storage area for floating logs contained by booms

Crib

 

a structure in the form of a cage that is usually made of logs and beams and is filled with ballast (stones or, sometimes, dirt). A distinction is made between solid-construction cribs in the form of a shell (Russian design) and lattice-construction cribs (American design). Both types can be built of individual reinforced-concrete beams. The length of a crib may be as much as 60 m. Cribs are used as structural elements for the retaining walls, the piers and abutments of bridges, wooden dams, flood beds, aprons, sills, and cofferdams on solid and rocky foundations.

crib

[krib]
(civil engineering)
The space between two successive ties along a railway track.
(engineering)
Any structure composed of a layer of timber or steel joists laid on the ground, or two layers across each other, to spread a load.
Any structure composed of frames of timber placed horizontally on top of each other to form a wall.
(geology)

crib

1. A lining of a shaft, such as a framework of timbers.
2. A framework constructed of squared timbers, steel, or concrete members; used as a retaining wall or to provide support for construction above.
3. A partial enclosure for storing hay, corn, or the like; also see corncrib.
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Even if it was, the hand craftsmanship and focus on quality materials and work means cutting expenses through mass quantities and cheaper overseas production are not in alignment with our goals for providing quality cribs for babies.
According to the nursery furniture manufacturers UK experts have raised an issue about the height of the sides of the bedside cribs as babies become more mobile.
CPSC notes that data regarding safety risks and benefits associated with various types of crib bumpers would be particularly helpful at this stage of its review and would also like to review the empirical basis of those data.
The study called for banning the sale of infant crib bumpers in the U.
nKeep the crib clear of blankets, bumpers, pillows, stuffed toys, positioning devices and other hazards.
Because there is no evidence that bumper pads or similar products that attach to crib slats or sides prevent injury in young infants, and because there is the potential for suffocation, entrapment, and strangulation, these products are not recommended.
Since 2007, the CPSC has recalled more than 11 million drop-side cribs.
The crib was handmade by Clifford, of Mount, along with Ken Rawcliffe.
In all four cases, CPSC urged consumers to stop using the crib and contact the manufacturer or importer to receive a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop-side rail.
It is the effort of the shop owner and his few workers, which resulted in such a magnificiant crib inside the jewellery showroom of Jose Alukkas in Thrissur Round.
told Maine State Police that they placed the netting over the crib Friday night when they put the child to sleep to keep the child from climbing out.
Crib scenes depict the Holy Family, shepherds and the Magi in the stable where Jesus was born.