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corbie

[kawr-bee]
noun Scot.
  1. a raven or crow.
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Origin of corbie

1150–1200; Middle English corbin < Old French < Latin corvīnus corvine
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Examples from the Web for corbie

Historical Examples of 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.

    Bird Stories

    Edith M. Patch

  • The joke of it was that Corbie, even then, had a secret—his first one.

    Bird Stories

    Edith M. Patch

  • There seemed to be no end of things Corbie could do with that beak of his.

    Bird Stories

    Edith M. Patch

  • Do you remember what Corbie used for a berry-pail when he went out to pick fruit?

    Bird Stories

    Edith M. Patch


British Dictionary definitions for corbie

corbie

noun
  1. a Scot name for raven 1, crow 1
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Word Origin for corbie

C15: from Old French corbin, from Latin corvīnus corvine
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