Definition of Curbstone

1. Noun. A paving stone forming part of a curb.

Exact synonyms: Kerbstone
Group relationships: Curb, Curbing, Kerb
Generic synonyms: Paving Stone



Definition of Curbstone

1. n. A stone set along a margin as a limit and protection, as along the edge of a sidewalk next the roadway; an edge stone.

Definition of Curbstone

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of kerbstone) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Curbstone

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curbstone

curb stomp
curb stomped
curb stomping
curb stomps
curb tenotomy
curbable
curbed
curber
curbers
curbing
curbings
curbless
curbs
curbside
curbsides
curbstone (current term)
curbstoner
curbstoners
curbstones
curby hock
curcas
curch
curches
curculio
curculionidous
curculios
curcumas
curcumin
curcuminoid
curcuminoids

Literary usage of Curbstone

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1. The Secrets of the Great City: A Work Descriptive of the Virtues and the by James Dabney McCabe (1868)
"From this circumstance they are termed " curbstone brokers," a name which will probably cling to them. A few of these operators are men of integrity, ..."

2. Darkness and Daylight, Or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life: A Woman's by Helen Campbell, Thomas Wallace Knox, Thomas Byrnes (1900)
"A Midnight curbstone Meeting — A Confidence Game that Failed to Work — An Astonished Thief—"You Ought to be a Christian" — "Will Christ Pay my Rent ? ..."

3. Lectures, Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the World's Famous by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"One stands upon the curbstone as one might linger on a river-bank, and watches the swift current sweep along until the brain grows weary with the effort to ..."

4. Appletons' Journal (1877)
"He spied me presently standing alone on the curbstone, and, handing the fiddle to one of the men, hurried across the road, and took me in his arms. ..."

5. Sunshine and shadow in New York by Matthew Hale Smith (1869)
"curbstone BROKERS. Men who have a capital ranging from one dollar to ten thousand occupy the basement of the building where the Board of Brokers meet. ..."

6. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1918)
"... curbstone. This was about six o'clock in the evening. I recollect taking out my watch to look at it ..."

7. Around the Capital with Uncle Hank: Recorded Together with Many Pictures by Thomas Fleming (1902)
"THE curbstone MARKET PLACE. C\YO barrels supporting a couple of wide boards on which were placed sundry baskets of eggs, apples, carrots and sweet potatoes, ..."

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