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n. pl. corves (kôrvz) Chiefly British
A truck, tub, or basket used in a mine.
[Middle English, basket, from Middle Dutch corf or Middle Low German korf, both probably from Latin corbis.]
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n, pl corves
(Mining & Quarrying) Brit a wagon or basket used formerly in mines
[C14: from Middle Dutch corf or Middle Low German korf, probably from Latin corbis basket]
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