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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.
References in classic literature ?
Everything was ship-shape now, and we sat down on either side of the crib to stand our watch.
The walls were wainscoted half-way up, the wainscot being covered with green baize, the remainder with a bright- patterned paper, on which hung three or four prints of dogs' heads; Grimaldi winning the Aylesbury steeple-chase; Amy Robsart, the reigning Waverley beauty of the day; and Tom Crib, in a posture of defence, which did no credit to the science of that hero, if truly represented.
Why was he to pass a night in a post-chaise instead of a great large undulating downy feather-bed which was there ready to replace the horrid little narrow crib in which the portly Bengal gentleman had been confined during the voyage?
Agafea Mihalovna went out on tiptoe; the nurse let down the blind, chased a fly out from under the muslin canopy of the crib, and a bumblebee struggling on the window-frame, and sat down waving a faded branch of birch over the mother and the baby.
I, however, have cracked only too many a crib in conjunction with A.
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.
nDrop-side cribs are not considered safe and no longer legally sold or manufactured as of 2011.
Units: About 6,000 (in addition, 13 were sold in Canada) (Bexco recalled an additional 11,600 Bexco cribs in July 2015)
In early February, the Iowa Department of Public Health announced a new partnership with Meridian Health Plan of Iowa to launch the first multi-county Cribs for Kids program.