- a raven or crow.
Origin of corbie
1150–1200; Middle English corbin < Old French < Latin corvīnus corvine
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Examples from the Web for corbie
“Corbie messenger,” a messenger who either returns not at all, or too late.St. Ronan's Well
Sir Walter Scott
Corbie's father and mother were among them, and Corbie's two brothers and two sisters.
The joke of it was that Corbie, even then, had a secret—his first one.
There seemed to be no end of things Corbie could do with that beak of his.
Do you remember what Corbie used for a berry-pail when he went out to pick fruit?
C15: from Old French corbin, from Latin corvīnus corvine
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