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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.]

  2. (her.) A raven, crow, or chough, used as a charge.

    Corbie crow, the carrion crow. [Scot.]


Corby is a town and borough located in the county of Northamptonshire, England.

It is located north-east of the county town, Northampton. The borough had a population of 61,300 at the 2011 Census. Figures released in March 2010 revealed that Corby has the fastest growing population in both Northamptonshire and the whole of England. The Borough of Corby borders onto the Borough of Kettering, the District of East Northamptonshire, the District of Harborough and the unitary authority county of Rutland. The town was at one time known locally as "Little Scotland" due to the large number of Scottish migrant workers who came to Corby for its steelworks. Recently, Corby has undergone a large regeneration process with the opening of Corby railway station and Corby International Pool in 2009 and the Corby Cube building opening in 2010. This is home to Corby Borough Council and is a large 450 seat theatre.

Corby (UK Parliament constituency)

Corby is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since May 2015 by Tom Pursglove of the Conservative Party.

Corby (disambiguation)

Corby may refer to:

Corby (crater)

Corby is a crater approximately 6.6 km in diameter on the planet Mars, located at 42.88°N 137.56°E.

The crater was named after the town of Corby, Northamptonshire, England.

Corby (surname)

Corby is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Ambrose Corbie or Corby (1604–1649), English Jesuit, teacher and author
  • Colleen Corby (born 1947), American model
  • Ellen Corby (1911-199), American actress best known for playing Grandma Walton on the television show The Waltons
  • Henry Corby (1806-1881), Canadian businessman and politician
  • Henry Corby, Jr. (1851-1917), Canadian businessman and politician, son of the above
  • John George Howard (1803-1890), born John Corby, English-born Canadian architect, civil engineer and surveyor
  • Kevin Corby, English cricketer
  • Matt Corby (born 1990), Australian singer
  • Michael Corby (born 1951), British rock guitarist
  • Schapelle Corby (born 1977), Australian convicted of drug smuggling in 2005
  • William Corby (1833-1897), President of the University of Notre Dame and chaplain to the Irish Brigade during the American Civil War

Usage examples of "corby".

Abrane, Chummy Potts, Brailstone, little Corby, were brighter comrades.

Corbier opened the door of her small, ochre-stuccoed cottage on Rue Douane and stood looking across at her brother for some moments, her thin face blank beneath the orange-and-black tignon.

But on another monitor he could see the bomb on the Ugly Duckling, and could see also why Corby had placed it under his own surveillance.

Corby brought you a note from me at the foot of a petition I believe, in the case of Dawson, to be executed to-day.

Corby moved outward through the body-window and touched each of the gawking tribesfolk deep in the brain, sparking the pineal gland and the olfactory nerve-lobes with kha.

Sir Meeson Corby had intimations of the disintegration of his country if a patent tramp burlesquing in those clothes could be permitted to amuse English ladies of high station, quite at home with them.

Then the drow dived headlong into the corbies ahead of him, his blades cutting in from every possible angle hit a dozen times before it ever launched a single swing, the first corby was quite dead before it even fell.

It wasn't comfortable attire for air travel, where the seat size, leg room and safety belt seemed designed to do roughly the opposite of a Corby Trouser Press, to say nothing of the constant precipitous fear that your in-flight meal, drink and tea or coffee (sir?