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

  Curb \Curb\ (k[^u]rb), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Curbed (k[^u]rbd);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Curbing.] [F. courber to bend, curve,
     L.curvare, fr. curvus bent, curved; cf. Gr. kyrto`s curved.
     Cf. Curve.]
     1. To bend or curve. [Obs.]
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              Crooked and curbed lines.             --Holland.
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     2. To guide and manage, or restrain, as with a curb; to bend
        to one's will; to subject; to subdue; to restrain; to
        confine; to keep in check.
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              Part wield their arms, part curb the foaming steed.
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              Where pinching want must curb thy warm desires.
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     3. To furnish with a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a
        curb, as a bank of earth.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a
           line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter) [syn:
           curb, curbing, kerb]

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