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

  Crib \Crib\ (kr[i^]b), n. [AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, D.
     krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, G. krippe, and perh. to MHG. krebe
     basket, G, korb, and E. rip a sort of wicker basket.]
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     1. A manger or rack; a feeding place for animals.
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              The steer lion at one crib shall meet. --Pope.
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     2. A stall for oxen or other cattle.
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              Where no oxen are, the crib is clean. --Prov. xiv.
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     3. A small inclosed bedstead or cot for a child.
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     4. A box or bin, or similar wooden structure, for storing
        grain, salt, etc.; as, a crib for corn or oats.
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     5. A hovel; a hut; a cottage.
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              Why rather, Sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, . . .
              Than in the perfumed chambers of the great? --Shak.
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     6. (Mining) A structure or frame of timber for a foundation,
        or for supporting a roof, or for lining a shaft.
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     7. A structure of logs to be anchored with stones; -- used
        for docks, pier, dams, etc.
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     8. A small raft of timber. [Canada]
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     9. A small theft; anything purloined; a plagiarism; hence, a
        translation or key, etc., to aid a student in preparing or
        reciting his lessons. [Colloq.]
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              The Latin version technically called a crib. --Ld.
                                                    Lytton.
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              Occasional perusal of the Pagan writers, assisted by
              a crib.                               --Wilkie
                                                    Collins.
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     10. A miner's luncheon. [Cant] --Raymond.
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     11. (Card Playing) The discarded cards which the dealer can
         use in scoring points in cribbage.
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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
        cramp.
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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.
                                                    --Dickens.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crib \Crib\, v. i.
     1. To crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in
        narrow accommodations. [R.]
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              Who sought to make . . . bishops to crib in a
              Presbyterian trundle bed.             --Gauden.
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     2. To make notes for dishonest use in recitation or
        examination. [College Cant]
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     3. To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth
        and draw in wind; -- said of a horse.
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