Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A basket used in coal mines, etc.; a corf.
  • n. An ornament in a building; a corbel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A basket used in coal mines, etc. see corf.
  • n. An ornament in a building; a corbel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A basket; an alms-basket. Specifically
  • n. In mining, a vessel of sheet-iron used in raising coal from the bottom of the shaft; a corf.
  • n. In architecture, a corbel.
  • n. An abbreviated form of corban.

Etymologies

Latin corbis ("basket"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Philogynist friday night part two* which 90% of you will find more interesting than part 1 wherein the group of philogynist, raymi and wendi depart the steam whistle brewery to meet christie at lee's palace for the musical brouhaha that was elliott brood preceded by corb lund.

    Philogynist

  • He said no more, but signed to me to lift a heavy wooden corb with an iron loop across it, and sunk in a little pit of earth, a yard or so from the mouth of the shaft.

    Lorna Doone

  • My teeth would chatter, do all I could; but the strength of my arms was with me; and by them I held on the grimy rope, and so eased the foot of the corb, which threatened to go away fathoms under me.

    Lorna Doone

  • Ben should he choked with money, I found the corb sent up for me rather sooner than I wished it.

    Lorna Doone

  • A very stout thick rope was fastened to the handle of the corb, and ran across a pulley hanging from the centre of the beam, and thence out of sight in the nether places.

    Lorna Doone

  • Having now true right of entrance, and being known to the watchman, and regarded (since I cracked the boulder) as one who could pay his footing, and perhaps would be the master, when Uncle Ben should be choked with money, I found the corb sent up for me rather sooner than I wished it.

    Lorna Doone; a Romance of Exmoor

  • A small corb would now hold all that remained of both mother and daughter.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIII

  • Monoghan, and as such was _comorb_, or _corb_* -- i. e., successor -- of

    The Hedge School; The Midnight Mass; The Donagh Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

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