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The corves were placed together in a cage, between which and the pit-ropes there was usually from fifteen to twenty feet of chain.Lives of the Engineers|Samuel Smiles
Now when thou hearst a team of corves coming along, pull yon end and open the door.Facing Death|G. A. Henty
Thus the engine may move with great rapidity, while it imparts an equable slow motion to the corves ascending in the shaft.
Betwixt these guides, friction-roller sliders are placed, attached to the gin-ropes, to which sliders the corves are suspended.
The reduced value of the corves is forty-nine livres fifteen sols.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)|Hippolyte A. Taine