Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
CRUB, Crubb, Crube, Krub, n.1, v.1 Met. forms of Eng. curb; also found in Eng. dial. (E.D.D.). Cf. Crib, n.3, v. [krʌb]
(1) The curb of a horse's bridle. Known to Bnff.2, Abd.2, Ags.17, Fif.10 1941.
Abd. 1912–19 Mintlaw Rhymes in Rymour Club Misc. II. 53:
Here's to the kame and the brush, Here's to the crub and the saddle. Ags. 1833 J. S. Sands Poems 136:
My back's your saddle, My neck and nib your crub and bridle.
†(2) The circular framework or segments of the framework enclosing, e.g. a mill-stone, a brewer's copper.
Abd. 1731 Monymusk Papers (S.H.S.) 7:
An old lead with a crubb, with two old fatts. Ags. 1730 Arbroath Town Council Minutes (14 May):
Also ordains the nether mill to have close crubbs.
2. v. To restrain, to check (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl., krub; Bnff.2 1941; Bwk. 1942 Wettstein). Vbl.n. crubbin', crubeing. With in aboot = to keep under strict discipline (Bnff.2 1941; Abd.4 1929).
Sc.(E) 1936 J. G. Horne Flooer o' the Ling 13:
Yer thirst for lair I'm laith to crub, But, for guid sake, ne'er mention grub! Bnff. 1701 in W. Cramond Annats Bnff. (1891) I. 172:
The Act anent . . . crubeing of vyce to be read att the Marcat Croce. Abd. 1801 W. Beattie Parings (1873) 34:
The host [cough] he crubs. Abd. 1947 27 :
Bairns are nae crubbit in aboot noo as they war in my young day. Ags. 1702 Dundee Kirk Session Records (2 March):
To concurre in any probable way for crubbing the forsaid Immoralities. Dmf. 1861 R. Quin Heather Lintie 41:
Or, gin thy Muse, despite thy crubbin', Maun aye wi' filth some be bedaubin'.
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