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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 City of Sanford is requesting proposals for installation of 195 linear feet of granite curbing and sidewalk preparation as pail of the replacement of the concrete sidewalk associated with the construction of the new office building at 17 School Street by the Sanford Housing Authority (SHA).
Curbing shall be installed on an approved foundation or base and to the required line and grade, as directed by the Fngineer and in accordance with these specifications.