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Some articles on curb:

Messing Maypole Mill - Description
... diameter at base level, decreasing to 14 feet 6 inches (4.42 m) at curb level ... Height of the tower is 42 feet 6 inches (12.95 m) to curb and the mill stands 55 feet (16.76 m) to the base of the finial on the cap, which was latterly winded by a fantail carried over the rear ... is 4 feet (1.22 m) thick at base level and 22 inches (560 mm) thick at curb level ...

More definitions of "curb":

  • (noun): A horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse.
    Synonyms: curb bit
  • (verb): Keep to the curb.
    Example: "Curb your dogs"
  • (noun): An edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter).
    Synonyms: curbing, kerb
  • (noun): The act of restraining power or action or limiting excess.
    Synonyms: bridle, check

Famous quotes containing the word curb:

    A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.
    Frances Burney (1752–1840)

    The angels all were singing out of tune,
    And hoarse with having little else to do,
    Excepting to wind up the sun and moon,
    Or curb a runaway young star or two,
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    The angels were all singing out of tune,
    And hoarse with having little else to do,
    Excepting to wind up the sun and moon
    Or curb a runaway young star or two.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)