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 for Curb pins
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Curb \Curb\, n.
     1. That which curbs, restrains, or subdues; a check or
        hindrance; esp., a chain or strap attached to the upper
        part of the branches of a bit, and capable of being drawn
        tightly against the lower jaw of the horse.
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              He that before ran in the pastures wild
              Felt the stiff curb control his angry jaws.
                                                    --Drayton.
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              By these men, religion,that should be
              The curb, is made the spur of tyranny. --Denham.
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     2. (Arch.) An assemblage of three or more pieces of timber,
        or a metal member, forming a frame around an opening, and
        serving to maintain the integrity of that opening; also, a
        ring of stone serving a similar purpose, as at the eye of
        a dome.
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     3. A frame or wall round the mouth of a well; also, a frame
        within a well to prevent the earth caving in.
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     4. A curbstone.
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     5. (Far.) A swelling on the back part of the hind leg of a
        horse, just behind the lowest part of the hock joint,
        generally causing lameness. --James Law.
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     Curb bit, a stiff bit having branches by which a leverage
        is obtained upon the jaws of horse. --Knight.
  
     Curb pins (Horology), the pins on the regulator which
        restrain the hairspring.
  
     Curb plate (Arch.), a plate serving the purpose of a curb.
        
  
     Deck curb. See under Deck.
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