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kerb

[kurb] /kɜrb/
noun, verb (used with object), British.
1.
curb (defs 1, 15).
Can be confused
curb, kerb.
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  • The promenade is kerbed by a massive sea wall of limestone, and here and there flights of stone steps lead to the water's edge.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
British Dictionary definitions for kerbed

kerb

/kɜːb/
noun
1.
a line of stone or concrete forming an edge between a pavement and a roadway, so that the pavement is some 15 cm above the level of the road
verb
2.
(transitive) to provide with or enclose with a kerb
Word Origin
C17: from Old French courbe bent, from Latin curvus; see curve
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Word Origin and History for kerbed

kerb

n.

1660s, a variant of curb (q.v.). The preferred British English spelling in certain specialized senses, especially "edging of stone on a pavement" (1805).

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