crib-bite


crib-bite
crib-biter, n.
/krib"buyt'/, v.i., crib-bit, crib-bitten or crib-bit, crib-biting. Vet. Med.
to practice cribbing.
[1835-45; back formation from crib-biting, crib-biter; see CRIBBING]

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