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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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In an interview with father-oftwo Spiller carried out by PC Gruffydd Davies in April last year and read in court, the defendant said he had driven into the kerb before swerving towards a bush to avoid Mr Davies and Ms Spiller.
Jake Sallabank, 27, from Chapelfields, was left "perplexed" when he returned home after work to find his neighbour's kerb had been dropped rather than the kerb outside his house - which he had paid for.
But it caught the eye of Stockton Council, which told the family in a letter that they had not received permission for the kerb and cemetery rules "do not permit such kerbs to be fixed".
Blue badge holders can park on double yellow lines, however, where there is a kerb blip (loading ban), no-one, including blue badge holders, should be parking on these.
I agree that the 50cm rule should be restricted to drivers who have actually caused an obstruction by poor parking but disabled people have been calling for protection of dropped kerbs for many years.
DRIVERS should be careful to steer clear of kerbs in the worst of winter weather.
Franchisees also get a specially designed personalised road trailer, marketing materials and all the support necessary for a Kwik Kerb licenced operator to earn a significant income.
The thicker steel grade means that during installation the kerbs do not need supporting.
To qualify for a dropped kerb, 50 per cent of the adjacent properties must have one.
Easing of tension with India led to dwindling gap between teh inter-bank and kerb rate (buying) from 51 paisa, over the month.
10: Department was asked what level of fine kerb painters can face.
I understand that the Government is considering making kerb crawling a criminal offence; this surely must be supported.