corf
noun (plural corves) Etymology: Middle English, basket, from Middle Dutch corf or Middle Low German korf, from Latin corbis basket Date: 1653 British a basket, tub, or truck used in a mine

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  • Corf — (k[^o]rf), n.; pl. {Corves} (k[^o]rvz). [Cf. LG. & D. korf basket, G. korb, fr. L. corbis.] 1. A basket. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) (a) A large basket used in carrying or hoisting coal or ore. (b) A wooden frame, sled, or low wheeled wagon, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • corf — [kôrf] n. pl. corves [ME < MDu & MLowG < L corbis, a basket: see CORBEIL] Brit. a basket or small cart, as for carrying coal, ore, etc. in mines …   English World dictionary

  • Corf — A wooden corf A corf (pl. corves) or corve (pl. corves) is a basket of net, chicken wire or similar materials, used to contain live fish or crustaceans (such as crayfish) underwater, at docks or in fishing boats. Corfs were used formerly to keep… …   Wikipedia

  • CORF — Commission d organisation des régions fortifiées La Commission d Organisation des Régions Fortifiées (CORF) est un organisme créé le 30 septembre 1927 par le Ministre de la Guerre Paul Painlevé pour étudier et faire réaliser les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • corf — noun /kɔːf/ a) A large basket, especially as used for coal. , 1997, Why, I am simple as a pony, Sir…?– born in a Drift, a Corf for my cradle, and nought but the Back shift for Schoolmasters there…? Thomas Pynchon, Mason Dixon b) A basket used to… …   Wiktionary

  • corf — žuvidė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Dėžė su skylutėmis ar gardelėmis sugautoms gyvoms žuvims laikyti vandenyje. atitikmenys: angl. corf; live box; live tank vok. Fischbehälter, m; Fischkasten, m rus. рыбный садок, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • corf — žuvidė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Žuvų laikymo ir veisimo vieta. atitikmenys: angl. corf; live box; live tank vok. Fischbehälter, m; Fischkasten, m rus. рыбный садок, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • corf — /kawrf/, n., pl. corves /kawrvz/. Brit. 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… …   Universalium

  • corf — North Country (Newcastle) Words a large wicker work basket, used for drawing coals out of the pits; made of strong hazel rods …   English dialects glossary

  • corf — n. miner s basket, underground coal trolley or wagon …   English contemporary dictionary

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