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Corby

[kawr-bee]
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noun
  1. a town in NE Northamptonshire, in S England.
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  • The caw of the house-crow is replaced by the deeper note of the corby.

  • Then one of the babblers made a lunge at the corby, which caused it to take to its wings.

    Jungle Folk

    Douglas Dewar

  • This little girl is daughter to Captain Corby, in command of the troops.

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley

  • You see, my dear Miss Corby, that my prophecy to you on the terrace at Ravenshoe is falsified.

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley

  • And stay; say that, if any one calls for Miss Corby, he is to be shown into the drawing-room at once.

    Ravenshoe

    Henry Kingsley


British Dictionary definitions for corby

Corby

noun
  1. a town in central England, in N Northamptonshire: designated a new town in 1950. Pop: 49 222 (2001)
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