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  • noun Plural form of curbing.


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  • The sun was barely above the roofs to the east of the square, and long shadows lay across the white stone avenue and the sidewalk stones and curbings, and darkened the emerald grass.

    The White Order

  • Two parallel boundary lines are drawn from thirty to fifty feet apart; or the game is often played between the curbings of a street, which serve as boundaries.

    Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium

  • This game is often played between the curbings of a city street, but is suitable for any open play space which admits of two lines drawn across it with a space of from thirty to fifty feet between them.

    Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium

  • He walked, looking at things -- curbings, houses, street trees, lights in windows.

    Erik Dorn

  • Forms rose from the loitering places on the curbings in front of the stores, voices called to him; even as the distance grew greater, Fairchild could hear the shouts of greeting which were sounding to Harry as he announced his return.

    The Cross-Cut

  • These remarks concerning the curbings and hard edges of city streets may also be applied to walks and drives in small grounds.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • The whole effect is very graceful and it makes a sight long to be remembered, when the "feast of lights" takes place and the island and the parapets and the granite curbings are illuminated with hundreds of little oil-lamps.

    A Tour of the Missions Observations and Conclusions

  • In 1903, "the first paving of Hill Avenue was begun with the use of vitrified brick with granite curbings," according to "History of Lowndes County."

    Valdosta Daily Times Homepage

  • The next steps call for construction of brick crosswalks, extending curbings at selected corners along Cary, adding colored, rubberized matting at curbing cutouts to aid visually impaired pedestrians, and erecting a new marble and metal entranceway sign for Carytown that will stand 20-feet high.


  • In Attleboro, crews labored to install curbings, dig trenches for sewer and water lines and drained a wet area near the current Willett School and built the Briggs Playground.

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