Bill pushed his hat forward and walked along on the edge of the kerb.
There was a mess of thick, congealing blood splashed on the road and the kerb.
He was standing on the kerb, and staring at the number on the door in a doubtful way, as I opened it.
At the end of the street a taxi was drawn up at the kerb awaiting him.
Others, more discerning, conjured me to pull in to the kerb.
For the kerb uproar "the uncommunicating muteness of fishes" was the only panacea.
He paid the bill in a hurry and hastened after her, catching up with her upon the kerb.
Faith stood on the kerb while he went in pursuit of a taxicab.
Barclay stepped to the kerb, and hailed the driver with his stick.
The driver of a fiacre looked at her and drew his horse to the kerb.
1660s, a variant of curb (q.v.). The preferred British English spelling in certain specialized senses, especially "edging of stone on a pavement" (1805).
late 15c., "strap passing under the jaw of a horse" (used to restrain the animal), from Old French courbe (12c.) "curb on a horse," from Latin curvus, from curvare "to bend" (see curve (v.)). Meaning "enclosed framework" is from 1510s, probably originally with a notion of "curved;" extended to margins of garden beds 1731; to "margin of stone between a sidewalk and road" 1791 (sometimes spelled kerb). Figurative sense of "a check, a restraint" is from 1610s.
1520s, of horses, "to lead to a curb," from curb (n.). Figurative use from 1580s. Related: Curbed; curbing.