CORINTHIAN, kor-inth'i-an, _adj._ pertaining to _Corinth_, a city of Greece: pertaining to an ornate order of Greek architecture, (_M. Arnold_) to an over-brilliant literary style: profligate.--_n._ a profligate: a man of fashion, a 'swell.'--_n._ COR'INTH (_obs._), a brothel, from the notorious licentiousness of Corinth.--_v.i._ CORINTH'IANISE, to be licentious.--CORINTHIAN BRASS, BRONZE, an alloy made in Corinth, much valued in ancient times: assurance or effrontery.
CORIUM, k[=o]'ri-um, _n._ the innermost layer of the skin. [L., a hide.]
CO-RIVAL, CO-RIVALRY, CO-RIVALSHIP. See CORRIVAL.
CORK, kork, _n._ the outer bark of the cork-tree, an oak found in the south of Europe, &c.: a stopper made of cork: any stopper.--_adj._ made of cork.--_v.t._ to stop with a cork: to stop up.--_ns._ CORK'AGE, corking or uncorking of bottles: a charge made by hotel-keepers for uncorking of bottles when the liquor has not been supplied from the house; CORK'-CUT'TER, one employed in cutting corks for bottles, &c.: an instrument used for this.--_adj._ CORKED, stopped by a cork: tainted by the cork, as wine: blackened by burnt cork.--_ns._ CORK'ER, a finisher: (_slang_) something conclusive; CORK'ING-PIN, a large pin, probably from fastening the hair to a pad of cork; CORK'-JACK'ET, a jacket made of or lined with cork, to aid in swimming; CORK'-LEG, an artificial leg, partly of cork; CORK'-SCREW, a screw for drawing corks from bottles.--_adj._ like a cork-screw in shape.--_v.i._ to move in a spiral manner.--_v.t._ to pull out with difficulty, as a cork: to obtain information from by force or cunning.--_n._ CORK'-TREE, a species of oak from which cork is obtained.--_adj._ CORK'Y, of or resembling cork: (_Shak._) withered. [Sp.
_corcho_--L. _cortex_, bark, rind.]
CORM, korm, CORMUS, kor'mus, _n._ sometimes called a _solid bulb_--the short, bulb-like subterranean stem of many plants--e.g. crocus. [Gr.
_kormos_, the lopped trunk of a tree.]
CORMOPHYTE, kor'm[=o]-f[=i]t, _n._ a plant having a true axis of growth--also COR'MOGEN.--_adj._ CORMOPHYT'IC.
CORMORANT, kor'mo-rant, _n._ a genus of web-footed sea-birds, of great voracity: a glutton. [Fr. _cormoran_, from L. _corvus marinus_, the sea-crow.]
CORN, korn, _n._ a grain or kernel: seeds that grow in ears, as wheat, rye, &c.: grain of all kinds.--_v.t._ to form into grains; to sprinkle with salt in grains: to salt.--_ns._ CORN'-BALL (_U.S._), a ball of popped corn, sweetened, with white of egg; CORN'-BRAND'Y, spirits made from grain; CORN'-BEE'TLE, a small beetle, the larva of which is very destructive to grain; CORN'BRASH, a member of the Lower Oolites (see OOLITE); CORN'-CAKE (_U.S._), a cake made of Indian-corn meal; CORN'-CHAND'LER, a dealer in corn; CORN'-COB, the elongated, woody receptacle constituting the ear of maize; CORN'-COCK'LE, a tall beautiful weed, with large purple flowers, common in corn-fields; CORN'-CRAKE, one of the true rails, with characteristic cry, frequenting corn-fields.--_adj._ CORNED, granulated; salted.--_ns._ CORN'-EXCHANGE', a mart where grain is sampled and sold; CORN'-FAC'TOR, a wholesale dealer in corn; CORN'-FIELD, a field in which corn is growing; CORN'-FLAG, the popular name of plants of genus _Gladiolus_; CORN'-FLOUR, the name applied to the finely-ground flour of maize or Indian corn; CORN'-FLOW'ER, a well-known composite weed of corn-fields, having a beautiful deep azure flower; CORN'-FLY, CORN'-MOTH, insects very destructive to corn; CORN'ING-HOUSE, a place where corn is granulated; CORN'-LAND, ground suitable for growing corn; CORN'-LAW, a law made for the restriction and regulation of the trade in corn: esp. in _pl._ (in England), laws that restricted the importation of corn by imposing a duty, repealed in 1846; CORN'-LOFT, a granary; CORN'-MAR'IGOLD, a chrysanthemum common in corn-fields; CORN'-M[=E]'TER, an official measurer of corn; CORN'-MILL, a mill for grinding corn; CORN'-PARS'LEY, a European grain-field flower (_Petroselinum segetum_); CORN'-PIPE, a pipe made by slitting the joint of a green stalk of corn; CORN'-POPP'Y, the common red poppy, a troublesome weed growing in corn-fields; CORN'-RENT, a fluctuating rent paid in corn, not money; CORN'-RIG (_Scot._), a ridge in a corn-field; CORN'-SAL'AD, a genus of humble annual weeds, found in corn-fields, of which some are used as spring salads; CORN'STONE, a kind of mottled limestone, often concretionary, usually occurring in those systems which are largely composed of reddish sandstones; CORN'-VAN, a machine for winnowing corn; CORN'-WEEV'IL, a small insect very destructive to stored grain.--_adj._ CORN'Y, like corn, produced from corn: (_slang_) tipsy.--CORN-COB PIPE, a tobacco-pipe with the bowl made of the cob of Indian corn.--CORN IN EGYPT, an expression signifying abundance, in reference to Gen. xlii. 2. [A.S. _corn_; Goth. _kaurn_; akin to L.
CORN, korn, _n._ a small hard growth chiefly on the toe or foot, resulting from an increase of thickness of the cuticle, caused by excessive pressure or friction on the part.--_adj._ COR'NEOUS, horny.--_n._ CORN'-PLAS'TER, a remedial plaster applied to a corn.--_adj._ CORN'Y, of or pertaining to corns: horny.--TREAD ON ONE'S CORNS, to injure one's feelings. [O. Fr.,--L.
_cornu_, a horn.]
CORNAGE, korn'[=a]j, _n._ an ancient tenure of land in the north country, the tenant being bound to blow a horn in case of a Scottish foray.
CORNEA, kor'ne-a, _n._ the transparent horny membrane which forms the front covering of the eye.--_adj._ COR'NEAL.
CORNEL, kor'nel, _n._ the cornelian cherry or dogwood, a small tree native to southern Europe.--Also COR'NEL-TREE, CORN[=E]'LIAN-TREE. [O. Fr.
_cornille_--Low L. _corniola_, _cornolium_--L. _cornus_, cornel.]
CORNELIAN, kor-n[=e]'li-an, _n._ a precious stone, a variety of chalcedony.--Also CARN[=E]'LIAN (q.v.). [Fr. _cornaline_--L. _cornu_, a horn.]
CORNER, kor'n[.e]r, _n._ the point where two lines meet: a secret or confined place: an embarrassing position, difficulty: (_obs._) a point in a rubber at whist: a free kick given to the opposite side when a player in football kicks the ball over his own goal-line: an operation by which the whole of a stock or commodity is bought up, so that speculative sellers are compelled to buy, to meet their engagements, at the corner-men's own price.--_v.t._ to supply with corners: to put in a corner: to put in a fix or difficulty.--_adj._ COR'NERED, having corners: put in a difficult position.--_n._ COR'NER-STONE, the stone which unites the two walls of a building at a corner: the principal stone, esp. the corner of the foundation of a building--hence (_fig._) something of very great importance.--_n.pl._ COR'NER-TEETH, the lateral incisors of a horse, above and below.--_adv._ COR'NER-WISE, with the corner in front: diagonally.--CUT OFF A CORNER, to take a short cut; DONE IN A CORNER, done secretly: DRIVE INTO A CORNER, to put in a fix: to bring to bay; KEEP A CORNER, to reserve a place; THE CORNER (_slang_), Tattersall's betting-rooms in London, till 1867 at Hyde Park Corner; TURN THE CORNER, to go round the corner: to get past a difficulty; WITHIN THE FOUR CORNERS OF, contained in (of a document, &c.). [O. Fr. _corniere_--L. _cornu_.]
CORNET, kor'net, _n._ a brass treble wind-instrument, with a cup mouthpiece--also COR'NET-a-PIS'TON, _-ons_: formerly the lowest grade of commissioned officer in the cavalry--the office was abolished in 1871, sub-lieutenant being substituted.--_ns._ COR'NETCY, the commission or rank of a cornet; COR'NETIST, COR'NIST, a solo cornet-player. [Fr. _cornet_, dim. of _corne_, a horn, trumpet. See CORN, lit. horn.]
CORNICE, kor'nis, _n._ (_classical archit._) the uppermost member of the entablature, surmounting the frieze: plaster mouldings round the ceiling of rooms at its junction with the walls.--_v.t._ to furnish with a cornice.--_p.adj._ COR'NICED.--_ns._ COR'NICE-HOOK, -POLE, -RAIL, a hook, pole, rail, for hanging pictures, curtains, &c.--_n._ COR'NICE-RING, a ring or moulding on a cannon next below the muzzle-ring. [Fr.,--It., perh. Gr.
_kor[=o]nis_, a curved line; cf. L. _corona_.]
CORNICULATE, kor-nik'[=u]-l[=a]t, _adj._ horned: shaped like a horn.--_n._ COR'NICLE, a little horn or horn-like process.--_adj._ CORNIF'IC, producing horn.--_n._ CORNIFIC[=A]'TION.--_adjs._ COR'NIFORM, in the form of a horn; CORNI'GEROUS, bearing horns. [L. _cornu_, horn, _forma_, form, _ger[)e]re_, to bear.]
CORNISH, korn'ish, _adj._ pertaining to Cornwall.--_n._ the people or dialect of Cornwall.--_n._ CORN'ISHMAN.
CORNO, kor'no, _n._ the French horn.--CORNO DI BASSETTO, the basset-horn: an organ-stop. [It.,--L. _cornu_, a horn.]
CORNOPEAN, kor-n[=o]'pe-an, _n._ Same as CORNET-a-PISTON. [See CORNET.]
CORNU, kor'n[=u], _n._ a horn (a horn-like part or process):--_pl._ COR'NUA.--_adj._ COR'NUAL.--CORNU AMMONIS, the hippocampus major. [L.]
CORNUBIANITE, kor-n[=u]'bi-an-[=i]t, _n._ a dark-blue laminated rock found in Cornwall with granite.
CORNUCOPIA, kor-n[=u]-k[=o]'pi-a, _n._ the horn of plenty: according to the fable, the horn of the goat that suckled Jupiter, placed among the stars as an emblem of plenty.--_adj._ CORNUC[=O]'PIAN, plentiful. [L. _cornu_, and _copia_, plenty.]
CORNULITES, kor-n[=u]-l[=i]'tez, _n.pl._ a genus of tubicolous annelids.
CORNUTE, kor-n[=u]t', _v.t._ (_obs._) to make a cuckold.--_adjs._ CORNUTE', -D, having horns.--_n._ CORNUT'O (_obs._), a cuckold. [L. _cornutus_, horned--_cornu_, horn.]
COROCORE, kor'[=o]-k[=o]r, _n._ a Malay form of boat.
CORODY. See CORRODY.
COROLLA, k[=o]-rol'a, _n._ the inner circle or whorl of the floral envelopes.--_adjs._ COROLL[=A]'CEOUS; COROLLATE, -D.--_n._ COR'OLLET, a floret of an aggregate flower.--_adjs._ COROLLIF'EROUS; COROLLI'FLOROUS, COROLLIFL[=O]'RAL; COROLL'IFORM; COROLL'INE. [L. _corolla_, dim. of _corona_, a crown.]
COROLLARY, kor-ol'a-ri, or kor'ol-a-ri, _n._ an inference or deduction from recognised facts: a consequence or result. [L. _corollarium_, a garland--_corolla_.]
CORONA, ko-r[=o]'na, _n._ (_archit._) the large, flat, projecting member of a cornice which crowns the entablature: (_bot._) the crown-like appendage at the top of compound flowers: (_astron._) the luminous circle or halo which surrounds the moon during a solar total eclipse: (_anat._) a term used to signify the upper surface of certain parts of the body: a round pendent chandelier:--_pl._ usually COR[=O]'Nae.--_n._ COR'ONAL, a crown or garland: the frontal bone of the skull.--_adjs._ COR'ONAL, COR'ONARY, pertaining to a crown, or to the top of the head; COR'ON[=A]TE, -D, crowned, applied to shells with a row of projections round the apex.--_ns._ CORON[=A]'TION, the act of crowning a sovereign; COR[=O]'NIS, a sign (') marking a crasis, as [Greek: kan] = [Greek: kai an]; COR'ONULE (_bot._), an appendage like a small crown. [L. _corona_, a crown.]
CORONACH, kor'o-nah, _n._ a funeral dirge or lamentation. [Ir. _coranach_, Gael. _corranach_.]
CORONER, kor'o-n[.e]r, _n._ an officer whose duty is to hold inquest into the causes of accidental or suspicious deaths. [Late L. _coronator_--L.
CORONET, kor'o-net, _n._ a small crown inferior to the sovereign's, worn by the nobility: an ornamental head-dress: the part of a horse's pastern just above the coffin--also COR'NET.--_adj._ COR'ONETED. [O. Fr., dim. of _corone_, crown.]
CORONOID, kor'o-noid, or kor-[=o]'noid, _adj._ (_anat._) resembling the beak of a crow, as the coronoid process of the lower jaw. [Gr.
_kor[=o]n[=e]_, a crow, _eidos_, form.]
COROZO, kor-[=o]'zo, _n._ a South American tree from whose seed is formed vegetable ivory.
CORPORAL, kor'po-ral, _n._ in the British army, the grade of non-commissioned officer next in rank to a sergeant; in the navy, a petty officer under a master-at-arms.--_n._ COR'PORALSHIP. [Fr. _caporal_--It.
_caporale_--_capo_, the head--L. _caput_, the head.]
CORPORAL, kor'po-ral, _adj._ belonging or relating to the body: having a body: not spiritual.--_n._ the cloth used in Catholic churches for covering the elements of the Eucharist--also COR'PORALE, COR'PORAS (_obs._).--_n._ CORPORAL'ITY, state of being corporal--opp. to _Spirituality_.--_adv._ COR'PORALLY.--_adj._ COR'PORATE, legally united into a body so as to act as an individual: belonging to a corporation: united.--_adv._ COR'PORATELY.--_ns._ COR'PORATENESS; CORPOR[=A]'TION, a body or society authorised by law to act as one individual: rotundity of figure, a pot-belly.--_adj._ COR'POR[=A]TIVE.--_n._ COR'POR[=A]TOR, a member of a corporation.--_adj._ CORP[=O]'REAL, having a body or substance; material.--_v.i._ and _v.t._ CORP[=O]'REALISE.--_ns._ CORP[=O]'REALISM, materialism; CORP[=O]'REALIST, a materialist; CORPOREAL'ITY.--_adv._ CORP[=O]'REALLY.--_ns._ CORPOR[=E]'ITY; CORPORIFIC[=A]'TION, act of corporifying.--_v.t._ CORPOR'IFY, to embody: solidify.--CORPORAL PUNISHMENT, punishment inflicted on the body, as flogging, &c.--AGGREGATE CORPORATION, a corporation consisting of several persons; SOLE CORPORATION, a corporation which consists of one person and his successors. [L.
_corporalis_--_corpus_, _corp[)o]ris_, the body.]
CORPOSANT, kor'po-zant, _n._ St Elmo's fire, a ball of fire sometimes seen about a ship during a storm. [Port.,--L. _corpus sanctum_, holy body.]
CORPS, k[=o]r, _n._ a division of an army forming a tactical unit--usually CORPS D'ARMeE, or _army corps_:--_pl._ CORPS (k[=o]rz).--CORPS DE BALLET, the company of ballet dancers at a theatre; CORPS DE GARDE, the body of soldiers stationed on guard, their station, a guard-house; CORPS DIPLOMATIQUE, the whole diplomatic staff at a particular capital. [Fr., from L. _corpus_.]
CORPSE, korps, or kors, _n._ the dead body of a human being.--_ns._ CORPSE'-CAN'DLE, a light seen hovering over a grave--an omen of death; CORPSE'-GATE, the lichgate (see LICHGATE). [M. E. _corps_, earlier _cors_--O. Fr. _cors_, the body--L. _corpus_.]
CORPUS, kor'pus, _n._ a body: any special structure or function in the body; the whole body of literature on any subject.--_ns._ COR'PULENCE, COR'PULENCY, fleshiness of body; excessive fatness.--_adj._ COR'PULENT, fleshy or fat.--_adv._ COR'PULENTLY.--_n._ COR'PUSCLE, a minute particle; a physical atom--also CORPUS'CULE.--_adjs._ CORPUS'CULAR, CORPUSCUL[=A]'RIAN, pertaining to corpuscles.--_ns._ CORPUSCUL[=A]'RIAN, one who holds the corpuscular philosophy; CORPUSCULAR'ITY.--CORPUS CHRISTI, the festival in honour of the Consecrated Host, held on the Thursday after the festival of the Trinity; CORPUS DELICTI, a criminal law term in Scotland to signify the body or substance of the crime charged.--CORPUSCULAR THEORY OF LIGHT, or EMISSION THEORY (see EMIT). [L. _corpus_, the body.]
CORRADIATE, kor-r[=a]d'[=i]-[=a]t, _v.i._ to radiate together.--_n._ CORRADI[=A]'TION.
CORRAL, kor-al', _n._ an enclosure for cattle, &c.--_v.t._ to form such.
CORRECT, kor-ekt', _v.t._ to make right: to remove faults: to punish: to counterbalance: to bring into a normal state.--_adj._ made right or straight: free from faults: true.--_adjs._ CORRECT'ABLE, CORRECT'IBLE.--_adv._ CORRECT'LY.--_n._ CORREC'TION, amendment: punishment: bodily chastisement.--_adjs._ CORREC'TIONAL, CORRECT'IVE, tending, or having the power, to correct.--_ns._ CORREC'TIONER (_Shak._), one who administers correction; CORRECT'IVE, that which corrects; CORRECT'NESS; CORRECT'OR, he who, or that which, corrects: a director or governor.--_adj._ CORRECT'ORY, corrective.--UNDER CORRECTION, subject to correction--often used as a formal expression of deference to a superior authority. [L. _corrig[)e]re_, _correctum_--_cor_, inten., _reg[)e]re_, to rule.]
CORREG'IDOR, ko-rej'i-d[=o]r, _n._ the chief magistrate of a Spanish town.