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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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Everything was ship-shape now, and we sat down on either side of the crib to stand our watch.
There was the first little crib we ever cracked together--you with your innocent eyes shut.
And you'll buy the crib, the baby buggy, the pinning blankets, and lots and lots of things with it.
Sparsit fighting out a daily fight at the points of all the weapons in the female armoury, with the grudging, smarting, peevish, tormenting Lady Scadgers, still laid up in bed with her mysterious leg, and gobbling her insufficient income down by about the middle of every quarter, in a mean little airless lodging, a mere closet for one, a mere crib for two; but did he see more?
To whom Mrs Veneering incoherently communicates, how that Veneering has been offered Pocket-Breaches; how that it is the time for rallying round; how that Veneering has said 'We must work'; how that she is here, as a wife and mother, to entreat Lady Tippins to work; how that the carriage is at Lady Tippins's disposal for purposes of work; how that she, proprietress of said bran new elegant equipage, will return home on foot--on bleeding feet if need be--to work (not specifying how), until she drops by the side of baby's crib.
As I sat by Baby's crib, on the night before the election, Baby was very uneasy in her sleep.
It communicated with a smaller room, in which there were two little cribs, without any mattresses.
Then Napoleon hems them in on all sides, these German generals did not know where to hide themselves so as to have a little peace and comfort; he drubs them soundly, cribs ten thousand of their men at a time by surrounding them with fifteen hundred Frenchmen, whom he makes to spring up after his fashion, and at last he takes their cannon, victuals, money, ammunition, and everything they have that is worth taking; he pitches them into the water, beats them on the mountains, snaps at them in the air, gobbles them up on the earth, and thrashes them everywhere.
Fifty-two percent of the play yards and larger mesh cribs used for play that were inspected had at least one safety hazard, including holes in crib meshing, that posed an entrapment risk.
Current regulations require the minimum distance between the top of the mattress support and top of the crib side rail to be 26 inches, which must include a six-inch thick mattress.
Previous experiments by her team showed that 6-month-olds remember how to move the mobile up to two weeks after training sessions, but only if the design of the crib liner remains the same.
This tells the crib attendant that the gage can be found in aisle F, cabinet 10, drawer 4, slot 32.