[kawr-buh l; French kawr-bey]
- a sculptured ornament, especially on a capital, having the form of a basket.
Origin of corbeil
1700–10; < French corbeille < Late Latin corbicula, equivalent to Latin corbi(s) basket + -cula -cule1
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Examples from the Web for corbeil
With the fall of Corbeil both the Seine and Marne were re-opened.History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete
John Lothrop Motley
We are just arriving at Corbeil, where we shall change horses.The Buccaneer Chief
After a number of attempted reconciliations, he was outlawed and died at Corbeil .
In recognition of their generosity the city of Corbeil erected a monument in their honour.
The brothers established and endowed hospitals at Corbeil and at Neuilly-sur-Seine.
- architect a carved ornament in the form of a basket of fruit, flowers, etc
C18: from French corbeille basket, from Late Latin corbicula a little basket, from Latin corbis basket
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