- a fishhook having an even bend.
Origin of kirby
First recorded in 1795–1805; after the proper name
Also called kirby hook.
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for kirby
“The team has assessed that there far fewer Yazidis on Mount Sinjar than previously feared,” Kirby said in a statement Wednesday.Trapped in an ISIS Prison, And There May Be No U.S. Rescue
August 14, 2014
“Neutralization will be conducted in a safe and environmentally sound manner,” Kirby said in a statement.Syria’s Chemical Weapons Arrive in Notorious Mafia Port
Barbie Latza Nadeau, Christopher Dickey
July 1, 2014
Kirby relocated to Moscow from Cleveland and now hosts shows both on RT and the state-controlled Radio Mayak.
But listening to Kirby, this man now realizes “that things are worse or the same over there.”
Kirby said this would include "exercises, bilateral meetings, port visits and planning conferences."Pentagon Freezing Its Relationship With Russian Military
March 4, 2014
"Why, there's judgment in all things," said Kirby, stirring the liquor in his kettles briskly.
There is not a better hand over a kettle in the county than that same Kirby.
Kirby stopped short, and looked from one of his companions to the other in astonishment.
Talkers, he was about to add, but the impatience of Kirby interrupted him.
Before he seated himself he handed me a card, on which was engraved "Kirby Cornwood."Down South