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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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nIf your crib has a drop railing, contact the manufacturer to see about an immobiliser.
CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -- contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
The list contains 5 crib mattresses, ranging in price from just over $100 to just shy of $300.
Effective June 2011, cribs manufactured, sold, or leased in the United States must comply with the new federal standards," the CPSC said in a Dec.
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.
Cribs without a drop-side and cribs with metal rod drop-side hardware have no risk.
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.
These cribs are made by the people themselves, from different materials such as thermocol, paper, wood and clay.
The cribs exhibition runs from Friday to Wednesday December 10 in the Emmanuel Church, Windsor Road, Saltburn.
SYMBOLS: Maureen Toolan with a crib from Iraq at Christ The King and Our Lady Church's Crib Festival.
Research has revealed that the risk of suffocation increases 20-Fold when infants sleep in adult beds rather than in cribs (Scheers, Rutherford, & Kemp, 2003).
The law also prohibits the sale of unsafe cribs by a commercial user, and lodging establishments are prohibited from providing unsafe cribs to guests.