One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The concrete or stones collectively forming a curb.
- ‘As we walked up what used to be a laneway in the village towards the waterfront (the laneway with its curbing is still there, but the village is wiped away), a middle aged woman was walking towards us.’
- ‘Broken curbing and an accumulation of litter on vacant lots contributed to the overall poor impression of the area.’
- ‘It's the same Indianapolis Speedway, but it's a different racetrack with the new pavement, and the corners are a little bit different with the curbing.’
- ‘There is no asphalt or curbing and drainage is along open ditches.’
- ‘Other salvaged materials included granite curbing, timber, light fixtures, and natural boulders.’
- ‘The area is paved, with stone curbing around the tree trunks - not the grassy sort of parks we have in the United States.’
- ‘Many of the paths around the village have been resurfaced and repaired and damaged curbing replaced.’
- ‘Stone processed by sawing could be used at this stage as flags, sills, jambs, lintels, curbing, and blocks for wall construction.’
- ‘Fences were made of wood and water tanks were made of wood: even street curbing was built from timber.’
- ‘The exterior is made of broken-up concrete curbing, with multicolored glass bottles embedded in the walls.’
- ‘She said it could lose points in the next round for poor curbing, paint work etc.’
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