Cribber to Cringe
(Crib"ber Crib"-bit`er) (-b?t"?r) , n. A horse that has the habit of cribbing.
1. The act of inclosing or confining in a crib or in close quarters.
2. Purloining; stealing; plagiarizing. [Colloq.]
3. (Mining) A framework of timbers and plank backing for a shaft lining, to prevent caving, percolation
of water, etc.
4. A vicious habit of a horse; crib- biting. The horse lays hold of the crib or manger with his teeth and
draws air into the stomach with a grunting sound.
(Crib"-bit`ing) n. Same as Cribbing, 4.
(Crib"ble) n. [F. crible, LL. criblus sieve, fr. L. cribrum.]
1. A coarse sieve or screen.
2. Coarse flour or meal. [Obs.] Johnson.
(Crib"ble), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cribbled (-b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Cribbling ] [Cf. F. cribler.] To
cause to pass through a sieve or riddle; to sift.
(Crib"ble), a. Coarse; as, cribble bread. [Obs.] Huloet.
(||Cri*bel"lum) n. [L., a small sieve, dim. of cribrum sieve.] (Zoöl.) A peculiar perforated
organ of certain spiders used for spinning a special kind of silk.
(Crib"rate) a. [L. cribratus, p. p. of cribrare to sift, fr. cribrum a sieve.] Cribriform.
(Cri*bra"tion) n. [Cf. F. cribration, fr. L. cribrare to sift. See Cribble, n.] (Pharmacy) The
act or process of separating the finer parts of drugs from the coarser by sifting.
Cribriform cells (Bot.), those which have here and there oblique or transverse sieve plates, or places
perforated with many holes.
(Crib"ri*form) a. [L. cribrum sieve + -form: cf. F. cribriforme.] Resembling, or having the
form of, a sieve; pierced with holes; as, the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone; a cribriform compress.
(Crib"rose) a. [L. cribrum sieve.] Perforated like a sieve; cribriform.
(Cric) n. [prob. fr. F. cric a jackscrew.] The ring which turns inward and condenses the flame of
a lamp. Knight.
(Crick) n. [See Creak.] The creaking of a door, or a noise resembling it. [Obs.] Johnson.
(Crick), n. [The same as creek a bending, twisting. See Creek, Crook.]
1. A painful, spasmodic affection of the muscles of some part of the body, as of the neck or back, rendering
it difficult to move the part.
To those also that, with a crick or cramp, have thei necks drawn backward.
2. [Cf. F. cric.] A small jackscrew. Knight.