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 for Cribbing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crib \Crib\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cribbed (kr[i^]bd); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Cribbing.]
     1. To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to
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              If only the vital energy be not cribbed or cramped.
                                                    --I. Taylor.
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              Now I am cabin'd, cribbed, confined.  --Shak.
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     2. To pilfer or purloin; hence, to steal from an author; to
        appropriate; to plagiarize; as, to crib a line from
        Milton. [Colloq.]
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              Child, being fond of toys, cribbed the necklace.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cribbing \Crib"bing\ (kr?b"b?ng), n.
     1. The act of inclosing or confining in a crib or in close
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     2. Purloining; stealing; plagiarizing. [Colloq.]
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     3. (Mining) A framework of timbers and plank backing for a
        shaft lining, to prevent caving, percolation of water,
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     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.
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