(Co*rant Co*ran"to) , n. [See Courant.] A sprightly but somewhat stately dance, now out of
It is harder to dance a corant well, than a jig.
Sir W. temple.
Dancing a coranto with him upon the heath.
(Corb) n. [L. corbis basket. Cf. Corbeil, Corp.]
1. A basket used in coal mines, etc. see Corf.
2. (Arch.) An ornament in a building; a corbel.
(Cor"ban) n. [Heb. qorban, akin to Ar. qurban.]
1. (Jewish Antiq.) An offering of any kind, devoted to God and therefore not to be appropriated to any
other use; esp., an offering in fulfillment of a vow.
In the old Testament the hebrew word is usually translated "oblation" as in Numb. xviii. 9, xxxi. 50.
The traditionists laid down that a man might interdict himself by vow, not only from using for himself, but
from giving to another, or receiving from him, some particular object, whether of food or any other kind.
A person might thus exempt himself from assisting parents in distress, under plea of corban. Dr. W.
2. An alms basket; a vessel to receive gifts of charity; a treasury of the church, where offerings are deposited.
(Corbe) a. [OF. corbe, fr. L. curvus. See Cuve.] Crooked. [Obs.] "Corbe shoulder." Spenser.
(Cor"beil) n. [F. corbeille, fr. L. corbicula a little basket, dim. of corbis basket. Cf. Corbel,
1. (Arch.) A sculptured basket of flowers; a corbel. [Obs.]
2. pl. (Fort.) Small gabions. Brande & C.
(Cor"bel) n. [F. corbeau, for older corbel, dim. of L. corbis basket. (Corbels were often in the
form of a basket.) See Corbeil.] (Arch.) A bracket supporting a superincumbent object, or receiving
the spring of an arch. Corbels were employed largely in Gothic architecture.
A common form of corbel consists of courses of stones or bricks, each projecting slightly beyond the
next below it.
To corbel out, to furnish with a corbel of courses, each projecting beyond the one next below it.
(Cor"bel), v. t. To furnish with a corbel or corbels; to support by a corbel; to make in the form of
(Cor"bel-ta`ble) n. (Arch.) A horizontal row of corbels, with the panels or filling between
them; also, less properly used to include the stringcourse on them.
(Cor"bie or Cor"by) n.; pl. Corbies [F. corbeau, OF. corbel, dim. fr. L. corvus raven.]
1. (Zoöl.) The raven. [Scot.]
2. (her.) A raven, crow, or chough, used as a charge.