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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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The Exchange Act's mandatory disclosure regime effectively placed all exchange-listed firms on the same footing, meaning that it solved whatever latent compliance problems existed at the NYSE while at the same time addressing the regulatory arbitrage problem created by the existence of exchanges like the New York Curb Exchange.
Or why did some firms choose to list on the NYSE and submit to mandatory disclosure while others preferred to trade on the New York Curb Exchange and thereby avoid such rules?
The company, now 113 years old, first traded publicly on the Curb Exchange in 1915, the precursor to the American Stock Exchange.