Corven

Cor"ven

(k?r"ven), obs. p. p. of Carve. Chaucer.
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Cor"vet

(k?r"v?t),

Cor*vette"

(k?r-v?r"), } n. [F. corvette, fr. Pg. corveta or Sp. corbeta, fr. L. corbita a slow-sailing ship of burden, fr, corbis basket. Cf. Corbeil.] (Naut.) A war vessel, ranking next below a frigate, and having usually only one tier of guns; -- called in the United States navy a sloop of war.
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Cor*vet"to

(-v?t"t?), n. (Min.) A curvet. Peacham.
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