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A structure for storing and drying ears of corn.


(Agriculture) chiefly US and Canadian a ventilated building for the storage of unhusked maize



a ventilated structure for the storage of corn ears.


A small building intended for storing ears of corn. The walls were of wooden slats separated from each other enough to allow good air circulation for drying the corn, but not enough for the ears to fall out of the crib.
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Noun1.corncrib - a crib for storing and drying ears of corn
crib - a bin or granary for storing grains
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Beyond the corncribs, at the bottom of the shallow draw, was a muddy little pond, with rusty willow bushes growing about it.
They may have a corncrib or a feed bin of some sort and find that it has become the local diner for flying pests such as feral pigeons.
We approach the barnyard where the corncrib serves as the herb room.
I ran as fast as I could to the principal's office, which was the sixth-and-seventh grade classroom, where there was a telephone in the desk drawer with its cord hanging out like a rat-tail in the corncrib.
Drought conditions across much of the nation's corncrib have raised the possibility of higher food prices in coming months.
In the back was a corncrib filled with dried cars after harvest and an outdoor pump from which flowed sweet, soft water.
We know that Popeye is impotent and sociopathic; we know that she is in a corncrib littered with dry corncobs--the narrator does not divulge what Popeye does to Temple until Chapter XXVIII; even here it is largely implied.
Just as the white moonshiners have taken over and destroyed the former plantation house, it is equally symbolic that Temple's scene of degradation occurs at the hands of the white bootlegger/gangster in a corncrib and with a corncob--the abject remains of the main ingredient in moonshine whiskey.
Desperate "to be educated and cultured," as he wrote in his unpublished memoir, he started putting on plays in the corncrib at the family farm in Nebraska with Harriet, the one sibling who enjoyed his company, and arrived at international, albeit transient, fame as a young man.
The next fine day they sat on a blanket in the field and shucked the corn with little blades strapped to their hands, throwing the yellow ears into baskets to be picked up later and put in the corncrib for chicken feed.