American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A round hollow in a hillside; a cirque.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hollow space or excavation in the side of a hill. See comb.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Scot. Same as correi.
- n. a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain; may contain a lake
- From Highland Scottish Gaelic, perhaps from Celtic cor a corner. (Wiktionary)
- Scottish Gaelic coire, hollow, cauldron, from Old Irish, cauldron, whirlpool. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A corrie was the depression in the ground formed by a stream running down the mountainside, and it would hide the, hunters as they climbed.”
“I've watched 'corrie'for 40 years, watched mored programmes per week and watched the dreaded move from Wednesday.”
“Write to Corrie Driebusch at firstname.lastname@example.org”
“The shrill clarion of the cock was now heard, the demon lost all further power over his victim, and letting him drop with a mighty shudder and a neighing yell, instantly plunged into the loch, the waters of which, for a long time after, boiled and bubbled as if it were a gigantic huntsman's kettle of the kind in which he dresseth the haunch of the red-deer in the corrie.”
“I'm going to meet Carol in person for the first time at Rhinbeck, which didn't give me enough time to spin and then weave some of the fibre she gave me, so I took some of my brown corrie handspun and some Fly ing Sheep BFL for the weft, and some Fleece Artist Merino Sock for the warp and made this lovely scarf.”
“That happens much later than the cereal harvest, but at different times in different places - e.g. it might be October in a high Scottish corrie and late November in lowland England.”
“Stob Coire Cath na Sine – peak of the corrie of the battle of the elements”
“Stob Coire an Laoigh – peak of the corrie of the calf”
“Stob Coire Gaibhre – peak of the corrie of the goat”
“Stob Coire Easain – peak of the corrie of the waterfall”
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