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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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Ashland Oil & Refining Company first listed one million common shares of stock in 1936, on the New York Curb Exchange, the forerunner of the American Stock Exchange.
The company, now 113 years old, first traded publicly on the Curb Exchange in 1915, the precursor to the American Stock Exchange.