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[kur-bee] /ˈkɜr bi/
noun, plural kirbies. Angling.
a fishhook having an even bend.
Also called kirby hook.
Origin of kirby
1795-1805; after the proper name


[kur-bee] /ˈkɜr bi/
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One of the strangers sat down on a pile of bricks, and beckoned young kirby to his side.

    Life in the Iron-Mills Rebecca Harding Davis
  • Before he seated himself he handed me a card, on which was engraved "kirby Cornwood."

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • Upon my complaining of the badness of my prison, some of the justices, with Colonel kirby, went up to see it.

    George Fox George Fox
  • "You must come up often, Miss Moore," said Mrs. kirby kindly.

  • In a way she is in almost as much danger as the others if she falls into kirby's hands.

    The Devil's Own Randall Parrish

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