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curb

1. thickening of the plantar tarsal ligament in the hock of the horse. The ligament is obviously thickened a few inches below the point of the hock. Initially there is pain at the site, the horse is lame and at rest stands with the weight on the other leg.
2. that part of a curb bit in a bridle that provides the restraint additional to the bit itself. Includes the bars and chain. See also bit (2).

curb reins
the reins attached to the bars of a curb bit.
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They stole jewellery including a pair of gold hoop style earrings, a gold Russian puzzle ring, a gold curb chain, a gold zircon and sapphire ring, a silver topped jewellery box, a plain gold cameo ring, a pair of gold amethyst earrings, a silver identity bracelet, a black leather-style jewellery box and a small silver rocking horse jewellery box containing copper coins.
MATERIALS * 7 1/2-inch gold curb chain (try Michaels) * Gold lobster clasp and findings * Pliers and charms (if using) * 2 colors of embroidery floss * 2 embroidery needles * Scissors
SPARKLING: From left, 1 - single diamond cross pattern ring, 2 - seven stone dress ring; 1914 half-sovereign in mount with curb chain (14 grams); and wedding ring (8.