curbstone curbstone  /ˈkɜrb ˌstoʊn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a paving stone forming part of a curb

Usage(s):

  1. On certain days, he could be seen sitting on a curbstone, dining from a tin of sardineswith a servant standing in readiness behind him with a white linen napkin.
  2. Crumpacker had spent the previous night at the San Francisco Emergency Hospital, after having been found sitting on a curbstone and stating that he had been poisoned.
  3. The inauguration parade had barely passed before Washington's punditsboth certified and curbstone varietieswere passing the word that President Eisenhower's.

News

  • Sidewalk sales, music, magic offered at Curbstone Festival

    Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival and Sidewalk Sales return July 18 through 20 along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event, featuring more than 30 merchants, is organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Skaneateles Press

Quotes

  • "I told him how much I loved him and squeezed his hand," Espada said. "Sandy had a prodigious memory and loved to recite poetry by heart at the top of his voice, so I did that for him. Curbstone Press was my City Lights, my San Francisco. It...
    on Dec 21, 2007 By: Martin Espada Source: Hartford Courant

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