Definition of Corbes
1. corbe [n] - See also: corbe
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corbes
Literary usage of Corbes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The History of Ireland by Thomas Moore (1846)
"Of the holders of this sort of property, in Ireland, there were two distinct classes, or ranks, of which one were called corbes, ..."
2. Ireland Under Elizabeth and James the First by Edmund Spenser, John Davies, Fynes Moryson, Henry Morley (1890)
"... TO ROBERT EARL OF SALISBURY, TOUCHING THE STATE OF MONAGHAN, FERMANAGH, AND CAVAN, WHEREIN IS A DISCOURSE CONCERNING THE corbes AND ..."
3. An Ecclesiastical History of Ireland: From the First Introduction of by John Lanigan (1822)
"Eccl. This sort of corbes were probably the heads of churches, which had been ... But there were other corbes not in holy orders and usually married, ..."
4. A History of the Isle of Man by Arthur William Moore (1900)
"The point at issue was a tax which pressed heavily on the parochial clergy as well as on the laity, viz., the payment of corbes, or death-bed presents. ..."