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curb

1
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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If you have older curb ramps that do not comply with contemporary standards, and have steep surfaces or areas where traffic can cross from side flare, carefully consider your options.
Acknowledging the need to bear in mind Chinese retaliation taken after Japan invoked similar curbs earlier in the year on agricultural imports, Hiranuma told reporters, ''I think it necessary to consider it before making a decision.''
The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry is expected to request the finance and trade ministries to impose a temporary curb on surging imports from China of stone leeks, shiitake mushrooms and rushes used in ''tatami'' mats.
Virtually all lead was found in either the 0.6-m-wide outer curb area (i.e., the concrete gutter) or the 25-cm-wide median curb area.
The curb inlet and the catch basin Drain Diaper inserts are a cost-effective way to avoid contaminating our water supplies and to meet best-management-practice requirements of the Clean Water Act.
The extension of curb cut deadlines would help relieve cities and towns of the immediate and tremendous cost burdens associated with the installation of curb ramps and allow them time to focus on future efforts to successfully integrate individuals with disabilities into local communities.
Though positioning itself in diametric opposition to Curb's exegesis, feminist theater critic Jeanie Forte's "trial-and-error" intertextual reading of the means by which Kennedy's "protagonists" resist both racialized interpretations of their Afrocentricity and sexist interpretations of their gender ends up being akin to Curb's essay.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recommends the installation of curb ramps as an action that may be readily achievable under Title III of ADA.
The power utility remains fully committed to eradicating power theft and seeks support from the community at large to help curb the menace of electricity theft.
Jason Espay of Curb Appeal Wood Care LLC said, "Our goal is to educate the community on how to get the best results for their property improvement projects.