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Cot vs. Crib

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Cotnoun

(US) A simple bed, especially one for portable or temporary purposes; a camp bed.

Cribnoun

(US) A baby’s bed with high, often slatted, often moveable sides, suitable for a child who has outgrown a cradle or bassinet.

Cotnoun

A crib (child's bed).

Cribnoun

(British) A bed for a child older than a baby.

Cotnoun

A wooden bed frame, slung by its corners from a beam, in which officers slept before the introduction of bunks.

Cribnoun

(nautical) A small sleeping berth in a packet ship or other small vessel

Cotnoun

(archaic) A cottage or small homestead.

Cribnoun

A wicker basket; compare Moses basket.

Cotnoun

A pen, coop, or similar shelter for small domestic animals, such as sheep or pigeons; a cote.

Cribnoun

A manger, a feeding trough for animals elevated off the earth or floor, especially one for fodder such as hay.

Cotnoun

A small, crudely-formed boat.

Cribnoun

The baby Jesus and the manger in a creche or nativity scene, consisting of statues of Mary, Joseph and various other characters such as the magi.

Cotnoun

A cover or sheath; a fingerstall.

‘a roller cot (the clothing of a drawing roller in a spinning frame)’; ‘a cot for a sore finger’;

Cribnoun

A bin for drying or storing grain, as with a corn crib.

Cotnoun

A small house; a cottage or hut.

‘The sheltered cot, the cultivated farm.’;

Cribnoun

A small room or covered structure, especially one of rough construction, used for storage or penning animals.

Cotnoun

A pen, coop, or like shelter for small domestic animals, as for sheep or pigeons; a cote.

Cribnoun

A confined space, as with a cage or office-cubicle

Cotnoun

A cover or sheath; as, a roller cot (the clothing of a drawing roller in a spinning frame); a cot for a sore finger. See also finger cot.

Cribnoun

(obsolete) A job, a position; (British), an appointment.

Cotnoun

A small, rudely-formed boat.

Cribnoun

A hovel, a roughly constructed building best suited to the shelter of animals but used for human habitation.

Cotnoun

A sleeping place of limited size; a little bed; a cradle; a piece of canvas extended by a frame, used as a bed.

Cribnoun

(slang) One’s residence, or where one normally hangs out. A house or dwelling place.

Cotnoun

a sheath worn to protect a finger

Cribnoun

A boxy structure traditionally built of heavy wooden timbers, to support an existing structure from below, as with a mineshaft or a building being raised off its foundation in preparation for being moved; see cribbing.

Cotnoun

baby bed with high sides

Cribnoun

A collection of quotes or references for use in speaking, for assembling a written document, or as an aid to a project of some sort; a crib sheet.

Cotnoun

a small bed that folds up for storage or transport

Cribnoun

(obsolete) A minor theft, extortion or embezzlement, with or without criminal intent.

Cribnoun

(cribbage) The card game cribbage.

Cribnoun

(cribbage) The cards discarded by players and used by the dealer.

Cribnoun

(cryptography) A known piece of information corresponding to a section of encrypted text, that is then used to work out the remaining sections.

Cribnoun

A small holiday home, often near a beach and of simple construction.

Cribnoun

A packed lunch taken to work.

Cribnoun

(Canada) A small raft made of timber.

Cribnoun

The stomach.

Cribnoun

(slang) A cheat sheet or past test used by students; crib sheet.

Cribverb

(transitive) To place or confine in a crib.

Cribverb

To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp.

Cribverb

(transitive) To collect one or more passages and/or references for use in a speech, written document or as an aid for some task; to create a crib sheet.

‘I cribbed the recipe from the Food Network site, but made a few changes of my own.’;

Cribverb

To plagiarize; to copy; to cheat.

Cribverb

(intransitive) To install timber supports, as with cribbing.

Cribverb

To steal or embezzle, to cheat out of.

Cribverb

(Indian English) To complain, to grumble

Cribverb

To crowd together, or to be confined, as if in a crib or in narrow accommodations.

Cribverb

To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind.

Cribnoun

A manger or rack; a feeding place for animals.

‘The steer lion at one crib shall meet.’;

Cribnoun

A stall for oxen or other cattle.

‘Where no oxen are, the crib is clean.’;

Cribnoun

A small inclosed bedstead or cot for a child.

Cribnoun

A box or bin, or similar wooden structure, for storing grain, salt, etc.; as, a crib for corn or oats.

Cribnoun

A hovel; a hut; a cottage.

‘Why rather, Sleep, liest thou in smoky cribs, . . . Than in the perfumed chambers of the great?’;

Cribnoun

A structure or frame of timber for a foundation, or for supporting a roof, or for lining a shaft.

Cribnoun

A structure of logs to be anchored with stones; - used for docks, pier, dams, etc.

Cribnoun

A small raft of timber.

Cribnoun

A small theft; anything purloined; a plagiarism; hence, a translation or key, etc., to aid a student in preparing or reciting his lessons.

‘The Latin version technically called a crib.’; ‘Occasional perusal of the Pagan writers, assisted by a crib.’;

Cribnoun

A miner's luncheon.

Cribnoun

The discarded cards which the dealer can use in scoring points in cribbage.

Cribverb

To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp.

‘If only the vital energy be not cribbed or cramped.’; ‘Now I am cabin'd, cribbed, confined.’;

Cribverb

To pilfer or purloin; hence, to steal from an author; to appropriate; to plagiarize; as, to crib a line from Milton.

‘Child, being fond of toys, cribbed the necklace.’;

Cribverb

To crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in narrow accommodations.

‘Who sought to make . . . bishops to crib in a Presbyterian trundle bed.’;

Cribverb

To make notes for dishonest use in recitation or examination.

Cribverb

To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind; - said of a horse.

Cribnoun

baby bed with high sides

Cribnoun

a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)

Cribnoun

a card game in which each player is dealt 6 cards and discards one or two to make up the crib

Cribverb

use a crib, as in an exam

Cribverb

take unauthorized (intellectual material)

Cribverb

line with beams or planks;

‘crib a construction hole’;

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