Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

crib \krib\, verb:
1. To pilfer or steal, especially to plagiarize.
2. To confine in or as if in a crib.
3. To provide with a crib or cribs.
4. To line with timber or planking.
5. Informal. A. To use a crib in examinations, homework, translating, etc. B. To steal; plagiarize.
6. (Of a horse) to practice cribbing.
1. A child's bed with enclosed sides.
2. A stall or pen for cattle.
3. A rack or manger for fodder, as in a stable or barn.
4. A bin for storing grain, salt, etc.
5. Informal. A. A translation, list of correct answers, or other illicit aid used by students while reciting, taking exams, or the like; pony. B. Plagiarism. C. A petty theft.
6. A room, closet, etc., in a factory or the like, in which tools are kept and issued to workers.
7. A shallow, separate section of a bathing area, reserved for small children.
8. Any confined space.
9. Slang. A house, shop, etc., frequented by thieves or regarded by thieves as a likely place for burglarizing.
10. Building Trades, Civil Engineering. Any of various cellular frameworks of logs, squared timbers, or steel or concrete objects of similar form assembled in layers at right angles, often filled with earth and stones and used in the construction of foundations, dams, retaining walls, etc.
11. A barrier projecting part of the way into a river and then upward, acting to reduce the flow of water and as a storage place for logs being floated downstream.
12. A lining for a well or other shaft.
13. Slang. One's home; pad.
14. Cribbage. A set of cards made up by equal contributions from each player's hand, and belonging to the dealer.
15. A cheap, ill-kept brothel.
16. A wicker basket.
17. British, Australian. Lunch, especially a cold lunch carried from home to work and eaten by a laborer on the job; snack.
Crib comes from the German word krebe which meant basket. Its alternate sense meaning "to steal" arose in the 1600s and leant itself to the current sense of "to plagiarize."
  • A generic term for any form of sport involving a ball, and especially those with "ball" in their name. Often derogatory.
Hey, I was hoping to hang out with Jared today, but he would rather watch his silly sportsball on TV.

  • 1795 - The 11th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.
  • 1940 - "Pinocchio" world premiered at the Center Theatre in Manhattan.
  • 1962 - The U.S. government banned all Cuban imports and re-export of U.S. products to Cuba from other countries.
  • 1964 - British invasion: The Beatles arrived in US for the first time and were mobbed at JFK International Airport
  • 1977 - Russia launched Soyuz 24
  • 1979 - Pluto: the dwarf planet moved closer to the Sun than Neptune for the first time since its discovery
  • 1984 - Space shuttle astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart made the first untethered space walk.
  • 1985 - "New York, New York" became the official anthem of the Big Apple.
  • 1985 - "Sports Illustrated" released its annual swimsuit edition. It was the largest regular edition in the magazine’s history at 218 pages.
  • 1992 - Maastricht Treaty: was signed in the Netherlands; it created the European Union as a successor to the European Community, and established a central banking system and a common currency — the euro
  • 1993 - Carmen Electra's self-titled debut album was released.
  • 1995 - Tupac Shakur was sentenced to 1 to 4 1/2 years in jail for sexual abuse.
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  • John Deere 1804
  • Charles Dickens 1812
  • Frederick Douglas 1817
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder 1867
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