, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ribbed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ribbing.] 1. To furnish with ribs; to form with rising lines and channels; as, to rib cloth.
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2. To inclose, as with ribs, and protect; to shut in.
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It [lead] were too gross
To rib her cerecloth in the obscure grave.
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To rib land, to leave strips of undisturbed ground between the furrows in plowing.
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