corves

[kawrvz]
noun
plural of corf.
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corf

[kawrf]
noun, plural corves [kawrvz] . British.
1.
Mining.
a.
a small wagon for carrying coal, ore, etc.
b.
a wicker basket formerly used for this purpose.
2.
a basket, cage, or boxlike structure with perforations for keeping lobsters or fish alive in water.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle Dutch (cognate with German Korb) < Latin corbis basket; cf. corbeil

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corf (kɔːf)
 
n , pl corves
(Brit) a wagon or basket used formerly in mines
 
[C14: from Middle Dutch corf or Middle Low German korf, probably from Latin corbis basket]

corves (kɔːvz)
 
n
the plural of corf

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CORF
comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility
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Instead horses guided by coal drivers were used to pull the corves.
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