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corves

[kawrvz]
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noun
  1. plural of corf.

corf

[kawrf]
noun, plural corves [kawrvz] /kɔrvz/. British.
  1. Mining.
    1. a small wagon for carrying coal, ore, etc.
    2. a wicker basket formerly used for this purpose.
  2. a basket, cage, or boxlike structure with perforations for keeping lobsters or fish alive in water.

Origin of corf

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch (cognate with German Korb) < Latin corbis basket; cf. corbeil
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corves

noun
  1. the plural of corf

corf

noun plural corves
  1. British a wagon or basket used formerly in mines

Word Origin

C14: from Middle Dutch corf or Middle Low German korf, probably from Latin corbis basket
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