Corbeil

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Corbeil (Arch) A sculptured basket of flowers; a corbel.
    • Corbeil (Fort) Small gabions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corbeil In fortification, a small basket or gabion, to be filled with earth and set upon a parapet, to shelter men from the fire of besiegers.
    • n corbeil In architecture and decorative art, an ornament in the form of a basket containing flowers, fruits, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Corbeil kor′bel (fort.) a basket filled with earth, and set up as a protection from the fire of the enemy.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. corbeille, fr. L. corbicula, a little basket, dim. of corbis, basket. Cf. Corbel Corb Corvette
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. corbeille—L. corbicula, dim. of corbis, a basket.

Usage

In literature:

That was the reason why I left my Chateau du Vallon near Corbeil, and came to my estate, Bracieux.
"Twenty Years After" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
For behold the Corbeil Cornboat, which used to come twice a-day, with its Plaster-of-Paris meal, now comes only once.
"The French Revolution" by Thomas Carlyle
On the platform we found Monsieur de Marquet and his Registrar, who represented the Judicial Court of Corbeil.
"The Mystery of the Yellow Room" by Gaston Leroux
Crevel is at Corbeil with Monsieur Lebas; so I am sure he will bring no princess to his little palace.
"Cousin Betty" by Honore de Balzac
It was nearly night ere they reached Corbeil, where the tents were pitched outside the little town.
"The Caged Lion" by Charlotte M. Yonge
The King went in advance of us to Corbeil; Madame de Maintenon, her pretty nieces, and my children were in the carriage.
"The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete" by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
By and by there was a halt at Corbeil, where was the nunnery of Alice Bourke, of whom her brother and sister-in-law were to take leave.
"A Modern Telemachus" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Soon afterwards Farnese laid siege to Corbeil.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
Corbeil was assaulted and captured by Parma, and the two great rivers of Paris were now open.
"By England's Aid" by G. A. Henty
Crevel is at Corbeil with Monsieur Lebas; so I am sure he will bring no princess to his little palace.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
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In news:

This new Corbeil-brand product line consists of the Quantum series of single and dual rear wheel buses, including the Quantum, Super Quantum, Grand Quantum and the MFSAB (Multi-Functional School Activity Bus).
This new Corbeil -brand product line consists of the Quantum series of single and dual rear wheel buses, including the Quantum, Super Quantum, Grand Quantum and the MFSAB (Multi-Functional School Activity Bus).
Josh Corbeil - neosho, WI.
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