- a circular hollow in the side of a hill or mountain.
Origin of corrie
First recorded in 1785–95, corrie is from the Scots Gaelic word coire cauldron, whirlpool, hollow
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He denied the Corrie family's demand for a symbolic $1 in damages.
But the driver testified that he failed to see Corrie because his field vision from inside the bulldozer was narrow.
It occurs also in Professor Corrie's edition of the Homilies, p. 58.
Mr. Corrie was, in 1817, the chaplain of the European community in Benares.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
The scissors slipped tinkling to the floor from Corrie's grasp.
It was nearly twelve o'clock, that night, when Corrie arrived home.
The poison had been drawn from that sting, but Corrie winced, nevertheless.
- geology another name for cirque (def. 1)
C18: from Gaelic coire cauldron, kettle
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