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kirby

[kur-bee]
noun, plural kir·bies. Angling.
  1. a fishhook having an even bend.
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Origin of kirby

First recorded in 1795–1805; after the proper name
Also called kirby hook.

Kirby

[kur-bee]
noun
  1. a male given name.
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Historical Examples of kirby

  • "Why, there's judgment in all things," said Kirby, stirring the liquor in his kettles briskly.

    The Pioneers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • There is not a better hand over a kettle in the county than that same Kirby.

    The Pioneers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Kirby stopped short, and looked from one of his companions to the other in astonishment.

    The Pioneers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Talkers, he was about to add, but the impatience of Kirby interrupted him.

    The Pioneers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Before he seated himself he handed me a card, on which was engraved "Kirby Cornwood."

    Down South

    Oliver Optic