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corbie

Line breaks: cor¦bie
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːbi
 
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Definition of corbie in English:

noun (plural corbies)

Scottish
A raven, crow, or rook.
Example sentences
  • These sly corbies are birds of death.
  • Here is a slightly ghoullish ballad about two corbies picking over the remains of a fallen knight.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French corb, variant of corp 'crow' (see corbel).

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