Corbie crow
Corbie Cor"bie or Corby Cor"by (k[^o]r"b[y^]), n.; pl. {Corbies} (-b[i^]z). [F. corbeau, OF. corbel, dim. fr. L. corvus raven.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) The raven. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

2. (her.) A raven, crow, or chough, used as a charge. [1913 Webster]

{Corbie crow}, the carrion crow. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]


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