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Crib

Postby Slava » Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:59 pm

This one sounds simple, but ranges all over the place. How do we get from a child's caged bed to the cheat sheets of students?

Here's an interesting piece from NPR on some of its more homey uses: http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/201 ... ic-happens.
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Re: Crib

Postby Perry Lassiter » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:07 pm

Fascinating article which led me to the American Heritage dictionary online and found a lot more:

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< CRH cribbage >

crib (krb) KEY

NOUN:
A bed with high sides for a young child or baby.
A small building, usually with slatted sides, for storing corn.
A rack or trough for fodder; a manger.
A stall for cattle.
A small crude cottage or room.
Slang One's home.
A framework to support or strengthen a mine or shaft.
A wicker basket.
A petty theft.
Plagiarism.
See pony.
Games A set of cards made up from discards by each player in cribbage, used by the dealer.
VERB:
cribbed, crib·bing, cribs
VERB:
tr.
To confine in or as if in a crib.
To furnish with a crib.
To plagiarize (an idea or answer, for example).
To steal.
VERB:
intr.
To plagiarize; cheat.
ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, manger, from Old English cribb

OTHER FORMS:
cribber(Noun)
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