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curb

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1. 
a. a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap, which checks the horse
b. the chain or strap itself
2. a hard swelling on the hock of a horse

curb

2
Vet science a swelling on the leg of a horse, below the point of the hock, usually caused by a sprain

Curb

 

a thickening on the posterior surface of the tarsal joint of the horse. It is expressed externally by distortion in the region of the lower part of the fibular tarsal bone. It is caused by overgrowth of the tendons and ligaments in that area; sometimes it is the result of a congenital forward inclination of the fibular tarsal bone. Severe curb is accompanied by lameness, which reduces the horse’s working ability. As a rule, treatment is ineffective.

curb

[kərb]
(civil engineering)
A border of concrete or row of joined stones forming part of a gutter along a street edge.
(mining engineering)
A timber frame, circular or square, wedged in a shaft to make a foundation for walling or tubbing, or to support, with or without other timbering, the walls of the shaft.

curb, Brit. kerb

1. A low wall of wood, metal, or masonry built around an opening in a roof or placed on the surface of a roof to support equipment.
2. A raised rim of concrete, stone, or metal which forms the edge of a street, sidewalk, or planted area.
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As reported previously, detectives are continuing to appeal for details about jewellery which was also stolen from Mr Devonish during the violent attack - namely a gold, flat curb chain and bracelet.
For the journey I've ridden the horse in an Australian stock saddle and a pelham bit with curb chain.
Other items taken included a platinum diamond solitaire ring with diamond shoulders, a white-gold ring with three opals in 9ct gold; a large amethyst single-stone ring in 9ct gold; a Victorian sovereign in a 9ct gold pendant mount and 50cm curb chain; two Cameo brooches in 9ct gold and an 18ct gold wedding band.