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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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It's part of a travelling cribbage set: the board folds up to make a box for the cards and pegs.
She played in her first tournament a year ago, and earlier this month got a perfect 29 hand - the pinnacle of cribbage - at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City.
MP Mike O'Brien presents dominoes and cribbage trophies and bottles of whisky to 87-year-old Victor Foy, days after he celebrated his 65th wedding anniversary with wife Ivy (left).
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This unlikely duo carried off the cribbage pairs title last week when beating Abbey Social's Geoff Simmons and Pat Griffiths in a tense final, the second year on the trot that Geoff and Pat have been runners up.
This Saturday the league's card sharps meet at Coton Libs for the cribbage individual championships.
E[acute accent]The legislation, offered by State Senator Dave Kleis, would add the game of Texas Hold'em to the definition of social skill games that are legal in Minnesota, such as cribbage, bridge, gin, 500 and whist.
In the cribbage, Bermuda head the table with Stockingford Sports & Social lying second.
are sophisticated wood-and-brass chess and checker sets, and at Target you'll find Chinese checkers, cribbage and tic-tac-toe games designed by architect Michael Graves that are so attractive you'll want to display them on the coffee or patio table.
This deluxe game set has everything you need: checkers, Chinese checkers, chess, cribbage, dice, dominoes, backgammon, Parcheesi and cards
They did however claim the cribbage points with a comfortable victory.
LANCASTER - Seniors who want to play cribbage, or want to learn to play, are invited to join a dedicated group that meets Monday mornings in Room 102 at the Antelope Valley Senior Center, 777 W.