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[kawr-bit] /ˈkɔr bɪt/
James John ("Gentleman Jim") 1866–1933, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1892–97. Unabridged
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  • "Well, I don't suppose you'll want it, now you have got it," replied Corbett.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo! Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • Jeannette held her finger up to Corbett, saying, with a smile, 'mchant!'

  • He finished his remarks with, "Do you and your enlightened countrymen consider Mr. Corbett a good actor?"

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
  • As Corbett was at the table, one of the men came down and made a sign.

  • "Better keep what you've got and not gamble any more," replied Corbett kindly.

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo! Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • The lighter man was slippery as an eel, as hard to hit as a Corbett.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • Within the drawing-room Corbett caught sight of the second detective.

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(mountaineering) any separate mountain peak between 2500 feet and 3000 feet high: originally used of Scotland only, but now sometimes extended to other parts of the British Isles
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