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kerb

(US and Canadian), curb
a line of stone or concrete forming an edge between a pavement and a roadway, so that the pavement is some 15 cm above the level of the road

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.

kerb

British variant of curb.
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Gartsherrie Road from the extended line of the western kerb of Blair Road, eastwards to the extended line of the southern kerb of Russell Colt Street, over its entire length.
The law regarding dropped kerbs states: If you intend to drive a vehicle over the footway into your driveway off a highway, then you will need a dropped kerb.
Janine Dillon said: "Shouldn't be her obligation to pay for a dropped kerb. The road and footpath belongs to the council and she owns the property.
Every year, the inflow of foreign increases tends to rise after first ten days of Ramazan and charity proceeds (Zakat) also show their presence in the kerb market during Ramazan.
Jake Sallabank, 27, from Chapelfields, was left "perplexed" when he returned home after work to find his neighbour's kerb had been dropped rather than the kerb outside his house - which he had paid for.
But it caught the eye of Stockton Council, which told the family in a letter that they had not received permission for the kerb and cemetery rules "do not permit such kerbs to be fixed".
Mr Eastlake said: "The booklet for disabled drivers says you are allowed to park on double yellow lines but not where there are lines on the kerb.
"My message to others is simple, kerb crawling isn't a victimless crime.
Dropped kerbs provide a crossing place for wheelchair users and if they are obstructed by parked cars either a wheelchair user cannot cross the road at all or [more dangerously] a blind person crossing the road can collide with a parked car where they expected to find the matching dropped kerb.