Definition of Corvets
1. corvet [n] - See also: corvet
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Corvets
Literary usage of Corvets
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Popular History of France from the First Revolution to the Present Time by Henri Martin, Abby Langdon Alger (1882)
"The English squadron only comprised ten ships of the line, and fifteen steam frigates or corvets, the chief English naval forces being in the Baltic; ..."
2. More Queer Things about Japan by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen, Norma Lorimer, William Adams, Hokusai Katsushika (1905)
"In the third year of Kwansei their navy amounted to seventy-four ligny boats, sixty-two frigates, twenty- nine corvets, and twenty-two brigs; among these, ..."
3. The Sportsman's Dictionary; Or, The Gentleman's Companion: for Town and ...Hunting (1785)
"... the haunches and of the legs, which bend very. low, as in corvets, when you make a ftop or, ... as in very quick corvets ; which is done in forming a. ..."