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Well-curb

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Well-curb the stone ring built round the mouth of a well
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wellaweallan, to boil; cf. Ice. vella, to boil.

Usage

In literature:

She looked quickly over the well-curb.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
We had a walled and curbed well.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
But so naturally amiable was she, that she hastened to curb her emotion, and efface as well as she could the trace of a stepmother's grief.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
It might as well try to curb the lightning as these little fools.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Then the well-curb caught my eye.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
And where's the well-curb?
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
Uncle David and I were "tending mason," and father was down in the well laying or trying to lay the curbing.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The wheels go well enough on a level, but I cannot push them up a curb-stone.
"Captain Bayley's Heir:" by G. A. Henty
There was now a big bank of snow as high as the well curb from it to the building.
"Track's End" by Hayden Carruth
The curb and canopy of the well from which he drank are draped with clustering vines.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
Well, of course, that's for you to say,' said the editor, with a suggestion of having been suddenly curbed in full career.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
Mr. McGowan came to a halt on the opposite edge of the well-curbing.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
And immediately two men jumped out from the well-curb, within which they had been concealed.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
In front of her there was the low curb of an old well, overgrown with jessamine; she appeared to be looking at it.
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
His hand was on the curb of the old well.
"Lost Man's Lane" by Anna Katharine Green
At the foot of the garden was a fence, and in a straight line with the fence was an old well-curb.
"Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom" by Samuel Griswold Goodrich
She was on the porch when his wheels slid to a standstill at the curb; he was beside her before she was well out of her chair.
"Mountain" by Clement Wood
Suddenly, as if it had risen from the well, a form draped in white stood upon the curb.
"The Captain of the Janizaries" by James M. Ludlow
Well, she is quite capable of doing it, and her sister will keep a pretty tight curb on Neil.
"Nurse Elisia" by George Manville Fenn
The old well-curb had been repaired, the well emptied of water, and cleaned.
"Dorothy at Skyrie" by Evelyn Raymond
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In poetry:

Some whose heate and zeale exceed
Thrive well by Rubbs that curb theyr hast
Some that languish in theyr speede
Are cherisht by a gentle blast.
"A Paralell Between Bowling And Preferment" by William Strode
"What then?—Why naught! She lack'd of reason;
And they—my little ones match them well:—
But this—Nay all things have their season,
And 'tis my season to curb and quell."
"At One Again" by Jean Ingelow
Therefore, all from loftier mountains,
Purer wells and richer fountains,
Streams our poet-art;
So no rule to curb its rushing—
All the fuller flows it gushing
From its deep—the heart!
"The German Art" by Friedrich von Schiller
How well she knows to cast the noose,
And yet not pay the cattle tax!
She casts the noose on me with her hair,
She captures me with her eye;
She curbs me with her necklace,
She brands me with her seal ring.
"How Well She Knows To Cast The Noose" by Anonymous Africas
She waits upon the slope beside
The windlassed well the plum trees shade,
The well curb that the goose-plums hide;
Her light hand on the bucket laid,
Unbonneted she waits, glad-eyed,
Her gown as simple as her braid.
""Below The Sunset’s Range Of Rose"" by Madison Julius Cawein
Love's at home within the hovel, on the curb or in the den,
With the highest or the lowest, in the varied walks of men,
When they feel the animation of her bouyancy and zeal,
Welling big with exultation in the glory of their weal.
"The Haven Of The Lees" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

If you saw George Garrett's 1939 Ford DeLuxe coupe parked by the curb, your senses might well be telling you that there's something unusual about this car.
What was unkempt brush is now a well-manicured bark area with decorative drought-tolerant plants and a fence that separates the landscape from the curb.
Well, if executive power is the issue, Congress could act to curb it.
In order to curb bullying, a proactive implementation in curriculums and the continuity of communication, as well as disciplinary measures, are of the utmost importance.
Bill to curb fan violence well-meaning, unneeded.
People have left large bags of garbage at their curbs, as well as soaked furniture from their basements.
Heartburn can be curbed with antacids, but treat the problem as well as the symptoms.
The city later this month will begin work to repair damaged sidewalks, curbs and gutter sections as well as update them for handicapped access.
There is a turning lane and bike lane, as well as curb parking.
Matthew Hofmann just pulls up to the curb in the Airstream that serves as a mobile satellite studio to promote his fledgling firm, Hofmann Architecture, as well as all things eco.
Using the assumption that it's no fun to be shy, parents would do well to curb their own stress, according to new research — which shows that shyness in kids could be related to being raised by stressed-out parents.
Based on curb appeal and various other factors, many sportscasters and spincastsers will interview well and seem to be spotless.
"Somebody must have curbed it," Welling said.
Bill to curb fan violence well-meaning, unneeded .
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