1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Corbie
|←Corbet, Richard||1911 Encyclopædia Britannica, Volume 7
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CORBIE (Lat. corvus), a crow or raven. In architecture, “corbie steps” is a Scottish term (cf. Corbel) for the steps formed up the sides of the gable by breaking the coping into short horizontal beds.