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[kawr-buh l; French kawr-be-yuh] /ˈkɔr bəl; French kɔrˈbɛ yə/
noun, plural corbeilles
[kawr-buh lz; French kawr-be-yuh] /ˈkɔr bəlz; French kɔrˈbɛ yə/ (Show IPA)
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  • Was not the corbeille de mariage a wonder and an envy to all her acquaintance?

    The Minister's Wooing Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Your wedding gown, your corbeille, all will be of the best; I shall see to that myself.

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • Besides, the money for a corbeille is needed to decorate your house in Paris.

    The Marriage Contract Honore de Balzac
  • Wasn't that a divine flash about the corbeille and the mayor?


    Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • He ordered the corbeille from Paris, and contained himself with what patience he could until it arrived; then they were married.

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • That inconsiderate wretch of a Marquis de Ferrier—to spoil such a corbeille as this!


    Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Here's the consolation:—my father will be obliged to turn his corbeille into my trousseau when I am married!


    Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • Every rich young girl who is married ought to include in her corbeille de noces the dot of some poor girl.

    A Wanderer in Paris

    E. V. Lucas
  • The word corbel, French corbeille, means literally a large flat basket.

    Stones of the Temple Walter Field
  • You could not have so doubted had you seen the trousseau and the corbeille, for you know, 'Le prsent fait oublier le futur.'

    Helen Maria Edgeworth

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