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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.
We embedded fence posts in the ground and fastened old metal corncrib panels to them with wire.
Maybe it was the life-size black rubber rats climbing up the side of a metal corncrib.
Finally, Temple is further isolated when Ruby moves her from the house to the barn, ostensibly to protect her from the sexual appetites of the men, leaving her alone in the corncrib with only the company of rats, and it is there where Popeye murders the feeble-minded Tommy and rapes Temple with a corncob.
In the corncrib sequence, he stands, cigarette in mouth, scored by diagonally striped shadows.
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.
The building had been large enough to park a car in, and had a corncrib on the north side.
In the back was a corncrib filled with dried cars after harvest and an outdoor pump from which flowed sweet, soft water.
The house with three bedrooms was brick, the barn was half brick, the corncrib and a shed were brick.