kerbstone

[ UK /kˈɜːbstə‍ʊn/ ]
NOUN
  1. a paving stone forming part of a curb
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How To Use kerbstone In A Sentence

  • The sharpness of the kerbstones has caused damage to tyres.
  • Flagstones, kerbstones and garden walls all sank into the huge hole and one man had been forced to use his back door instead of the front.
  • Detectives said the kerbstone, which has the inscription "Ian Curtis 18 - 5 - 80" and the words "Love Will Tear Us Apart" was taken sometime between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. Nick Mamatas' Journal
  • She saw the local women in their flowered overalls and carpet slippers, heavy wedding rings sunk into their bulbous toil-scarred fingers, their eyes bright in amorphous faces, as they sat gossiping beside their prams of second-hand clothes; the young people, joyfully garbed, squatting on the kerbstone behind their stalls of bric-a-brac; the tourists cheerfully impulsive or cautious and discerning by turns, conferring over their dollars or displaying their bizarre treasures. She Closed Her Eyes
  • You see the solitary old gentleman, sitting out on the kerbstone everyday, staring vacantly into nowhere.
  • After all, one used to think that the old — and Sir Lawrence winced on the kerbstone of Piccadilly — were only fit to be measured for their coffins. Over the River
  • They were laying kerbstones as a safety measure because the stretch of road is one of Swindon's most notorious accident hotspots.
  • They are full of cracked or misaligned paving slabs or kerbstones, running fissures and uneven surfaces everywhere.
  • They claim paths have broken and uneven kerbstones and the grids are blocked up, especially in the back streets, and want the council to clean and maintain them properly.
  • Along with flags and painted kerbstones they mark out paramilitary territory.
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