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corbie

[ kawr-bee ]

noun

, Scot.
  1. a raven or crow.


corbie

/ ˈkɔːbɪ; ˈkɔːrbɪ /

noun

  1. See crow, raven
    a Scot name for raven 1 crow 1


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Word History and Origins

Origin of corbie1

1150–1200; Middle English corbin < Old French < Latin corvīnus corvine

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Word History and Origins

Origin of corbie1

C15: from Old French corbin, from Latin corvīnus corvine

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Example Sentences

Notwithstanding Colette of Corbie's attempted restoration of the rule, the old discipline was nowhere observed.

When the corbie is from home, it's like to be an ill day for wee lame lammies!

Ye're like the corbie messenger—ye come wi' neither alms nor answer.

On detraining at Longeau, the Battalion marched to billets in Corbie, where it stayed for one night.

At Corbie, in Picardy, a rate was levied to pay the salary of the librarian, and to cover part of the cost of bookbinding.

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