- coruña, a,
- corvisart des marets,
- corvisart's facies,
Origin of corvette
Examples from the Web for corvette
Soon came whispers about a Russian corvette being spotted at Balaclava Bay.
Martinez is currently working on scoring a commercial for the 2014 Corvette.Cliff Martinez’s Journey From Red Hot Chili Peppers to Composer of ‘Drive’ and ‘Spring Breakers’|Marlow Stern|March 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When I drive my Corvette I see the looks it gets from all the people that have children.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories|Harry Siegel|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In 1983, August Busch IV, then a 19-year-old student at the University of Arizona in 1983, crashed his Corvette.‘Bitter Brew’ and the Epic Battle for America’s Beer|Daniel Gross|December 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He even got his Corvette back, albeit several months after the raid and, he says, with the tires worn down.
There was lying in harbour a corvette called the Tornado, a very likely looking craft.Romance|Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
The corvette was named the Confiance, and on his return home Lieutenant Yeo was appointed to her.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves|W.H.G. Kingston
A little to the windward of the position assigned to the English corvette Dartmouth there lay a Turkish fire-ship.History of Modern Europe 1972-1878|C. A. Fyffe
The corvette must have observed her change of course, as she also kept away, and once more her topgallant sails were loosed.The Rival Crusoes|W.H.G. Kingston
This precaution proved fatal, for the corvette suddenly struck violently on a hidden rock.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
Word Origin for corvette
1630s, also corvet, from French corvette "small, fast frigate" (15c.), perhaps from Middle Dutch korver "pursuit ship," or Middle Low German korf meaning both a kind of boat and a basket, or from Latin corbita (navis) "slow-sailing ship of burden, grain ship" from corbis "basket" (Gamillscheg is against this). The U.S. sports car was so named September 1952, after the warship, on a suggestion by Myron Scott, employee of Campbell-Ewald, Chevrolet's advertising agency. Italian corvetta, Spanish corbeta are French loan-words.