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crib

[krib]
Etymology: L, cribrum, sieve
1 any racklike structure.
2 a removable anchorage from an orthodontic appliance.
3 a habit-breaking orthodontic appliance used for the treatment of tongue-thrust swallowing.

crib

(krĭb) [AS. cribbe, manger]
1. A framework around a denture or a natural tooth to serve as a brace or supporting structure.
2. A small bed with long legs and high sides for an infant or young child.

CRIB

Abbrev. for Clinical Risk Index for Babies. This is a scoring tool for assessing the initial neonatal risk of babies and for comparing the performance of neonatal intensive care units.

crib

a rack or manger in a stable.

crib-biting
a neurosis or acquired habit in stabled horses characterized by stereotypic behavior. The horse grasps a solid object with its incisor teeth, arches the neck, pulls upwards and backwards and swallows air. The consequences are eroded teeth, occasionally gastric distention and severe weight loss. Called also wind-sucking, cribbing.
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Incisor teeth of a crib biter. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003
crib-biting operation
partial myectomy of the sternohyoideus muscle prevents ventral flexion of the head; not commonly performed. An alternative procedure involves neurectomy of the spinal accessory nerve.
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Similarly, the commission is seeking data that describe potential hazards associated with mesh-like bumpers or liners as well as "vertical bumpers" which, according to CPSC, are essentially a series of small bumpers that individually cover each crib slat and other bumper alternatives.
The old crib unfortunately was beyond repair so Clifford and Ken have kindly made us this lovely new one in her memory.
Various and latest fashion ornaments including presicious gems and stones are used to create the crib mounted on top of a huge golden candle.
Entry is free, but visitors are invited to make a donation or buy a Christmas quiz sheet for a chance to win a crib carved with olive wood from Jesus' birth place, Bethlehem.
CHRISTMAS cribs from around the world are being showcased in a festival at a Liverpool church.
In a recent study that examined three risk factors for SIDS--sleep position, sleep surface, and bed sharing--in 109 infants who died suddenly and unexpectedly in North Carolina, only eight died while sleeping alone in a crib or bassinette and on their back or side (Alexander & Radisch, 2005).
If you plan to buy, or have already bought, a traditional vinyl-covered crib mattress, place it in a well-ventilated area for as long as possible before use to air it out, they suggest.
To outsmart this killer, McEntire advises parents to purchase firm crib mattresses, strip the bed of blankets, pillows and stuffed animals, and dress babies in just enough clothing for comfort.
On the evening of March 19, 2001, one-year-old Ashley Stone was asleep in her bedroom crib when a fire broke out in the adjoining living room of the Stone's one-story home in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Putting an infant to bed in a crib provides a lot more than just a good night's sleep.
You could say that the sharp, dry noise of the shards' continual shattering occupied the space as much as the sole object on display, also made of glass: a baby's crib, which stood as a cold, empty, and solitary presence in the middle of the last room.