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 Cor’bant.Corcca [Blind-heart]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Corbeaux.
 
Bearers, i.e. persons who carry the dead to the grave; mutes, etc. So called from the corbillards, or coches d’eau, which went from Paris to Corbeil with the dead bodies of those who died in the 16th century of a fatal epidemic.   1
        “J’ai lu quelque part que ce coche [the Gorbillard] servit, sous Henri IV., a transporter des morts, victimes d’une épidémie de Paris à Corbeil. Le nom de Corbillard resta depuis aux voitures funèbres.”—Alf. Bonnardot.
 


 Cor’bant.Corcca [Blind-heart]. 

 
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