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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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CRIB, noun

1. The manger of a stable, in which oxen and cows feed. In America, it is distinguished from a rack for horses.

Where no oxen are, the crib is clean. Proverbs 14:4.

The manger for other beasts.

The ass knoweth his masters crib Isaiah 1:3.

2. A small habitation or cottage.

3. A stall for oxen.

4. A case or box in salt works.

5. A small building, raised on posts, for storing Indian corn.

CRIB, verb transitive To shut or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage.