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Corf

Corf

(kôrf)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Corves
(kôrvz)
.
[Cf. LG. & D.
korf
basket, G.
korb
, fr. L.
corbis
.]
1.
A basket.
2.
(Mining)
(a)
A large basket used in carrying or hoisting coal or ore.
(b)
A wooden frame, sled, or low-wheeled wagon, to convey coal or ore in the mines.

Definition 2022


corf

corf

English

Noun

corf (plural corves or corfs)

  1. (mining) A large basket, especially as used for coal.
    • 1997, Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon:
      Why, I am simple as a pony, Sir [] ?– born in a Drift, a Corf for my cradle, and nought but the Back-shift for Schoolmasters there [] ?
  2. A basket used to contain live fish underwater.
  3. (mining) A wooden frame, sled, or low-wheeled wagon, to convey coal or ore in the mines.

Translations


Old French

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *corbus < Classical Latin corvus.

Noun

corf m (oblique plural cors, nominative singular cors, nominative plural corf)

  1. crow (bird)

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