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CORRELATE, kor'e-l[=a]t, _v.i._ to be mutually related, as father and son.--_n._ CORREL[=A]'TION.--_adj._ CORREL'ATIVE, mutually or reciprocally related.--_n._ a person or thing correspondingly related to another person or thing.--_adv._ CORREL'ATIVELY.--_ns._ CORREL'ATIVENESS, CORRELATIV'ITY.

[Coined from L. _cor_, with, and RELATE.]


CORREPTION, kor-ep'shun, _n._ shortening in pronunciation: (_obs._) reproof.

CORRESPOND, kor-e-spond', _v.i._ to answer, suit, agree (with _to_, _with_): to hold intercourse, esp. by sending and receiving letters.--_ns._ CORRESPOND'ENCE, CORRESPOND'ENCY, suitableness, harmony, relation of agreement: friendly intercourse: communication by means of letters: letters which pass between correspondents.--_adj._ CORRESPOND'ENT, agreeing with: suitable.--_n._ one with whom intercourse is kept up by letters: one who contributes letters to a journal.--_adv._ CORRESPOND'ENTLY.--_adj._ CORRESPOND'ING, correspondent: answering: suiting: carrying on correspondence by letters.--_adv._ CORRESPOND'INGLY.--_adj._ CORRESPON'SIVE, corresponding: answering.--DOCTRINE OF CORRESPONDENCES, the theory of Swedenborg that there is a spiritual antitype corresponding to every natural object, and that Scripture contains the key to these correspondences. [Coined from L. _cor_, with, and _respond[=e]re_.]

CORRIDOR, kor'i-d[=o]r, _n._ a passage-way or open gallery communicating with separate chambers.--_n._ CORR'IDOR-TRAIN, a train in which one can pass along from one carriage to another without having to leave the train.

[Fr.,--It. _corridore_, a runner, a running--It. _correre_, to run--L.


CORRIE, kor'i, _n._ a term applied in Scotland and Ireland to semicircular recesses or cirques in mountains, generally flanked by steep and lofty hills. [Gael. _coire_, a cauldron, or large pot.]

CORRIGENDUM, kor-i-jen'dum, _n._ that which requires correction:--_pl._ CORRIGEN'DA, corrections to be made in a book. [L., gerundive of _corrig[)e]re_, to correct.]

CORRIGENT, kor'i-jent, _adj._ corrective.--_n._ a corrective.

CORRIGIBLE, kor'i-ji-bl, _adj._ that may be corrected: open to correction.--_n._ CORRIGIBIL'ITY.

CORRIVAL, kor-r[=i]'val, _n._ a fellow-rival: a competitor: an equal.--_adj._ contending: emulous.--_v.i._ and _v.t._ to rival: to vie with.--_ns._ CORR[=I]'VALRY; CORR[=I]'VALSHIP. [L. _con_, with, and RIVAL.]

CORROBORATE, kor-ob'o-r[=a]t, _v.t._ to confirm: to make more certain.--_adjs._ CORROB'ORANT, CORROB'ORATIVE, tending to confirm.--_n._ that which corroborates.--_ns._ CORROBOR[=A]'TION, confirmation; CORROB'ORATOR.--_adj._ CORROB'ORATORY, corroborative. [L. _cor_, inten., and _robor[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to make strong. See ROBUST.]

CORROBOREE, ko-rob'[=o]-ri, _n._ Australian name for a gathering of aborigines, held on moonlight nights, when they engage in dancing and other exercises.

CORRODE, kor-[=o]d', _v.t._ to eat away by degrees: to rust.--_v.i._ to be eaten away.--_adj._ CORROD'ENT, having the power of corroding.--_n._ that which corrodes.--_ns._ CORRODIBIL'ITY, CORROSIBIL'ITY, CORR[=O]'SIBLENESS.--_adjs._ CORROD'IBLE, CORROS'IBLE, that may be corroded.--_n._ CORR[=O]'SION, act of eating or wasting away.--_adj._ CORROS'IVE, having the quality of eating away.--_n._ that which has the power of corroding.--_adv._ CORROS'IVELY.--_n._ CORROS'IVENESS.--CORROSIVE SUBLIMATE, the popular name of the highly poisonous bichloride of mercury (mercuric chloride). [L. _cor_, inten., _rod[)e]re_, _rosum_, to gnaw.]

CORRODY, CORODY, kor'o-di, _n._ an allowance: pension: originally the right of the lord to claim free lodging from the vassal. [O. Fr. _conroi_.]

CORRUGATE, kor'oo-g[=a]t, _v.t._ to wrinkle or draw into folds.--_p.adjs._ CORR'UGANT; CORR'UGATED.--_ns._ CORRUG[=A]'TION, the act of wrinkling or being wrinkled: a wrinkle; CORR'UGATOR (_anat._) one of the two muscles that wrinkle the brow.--CORRUGATED METAL, metal passed between pairs of rollers with ridged surfaces, the ridges of one fitting into the hollows of the other, the plates operated on being bent and compressed into the wavy outline of the rolls. [L. _cor_, inten., _rug[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to wrinkle--_ruga_, a wrinkle.]

CORRUPT, kor-upt', _v.t._ to make putrid: to defile: to mar: to debase: to bribe.--_v.i._ to rot: to lose purity.--_adj._ putrid: depraved: defiled: not genuine: full of errors.--_ns._ CORRUPT'ER; CORRUPTIBIL'ITY, CORRUPT'IBLENESS.--_adj._ CORRUPT'IBLE, liable to be corrupted.--_adv._ CORRUPT'IBLY.--_ns._ CORRUP'TION, rottenness: putrid matter: impurity: bribery; CORRUP'TIONIST, one who defends or who practises corruption.--_adj._ CORRUPT'IVE, having the quality of corrupting.--_adv._ CORRUPT'LY.--_n._ CORRUPT'NESS. [L. _cor_, inten., and _rump[)e]re_, _ruptum_, to break.]

CORSAGE, kor's[=a]j, _n._ the bodice or waist of a woman's dress. [O.

Fr.,--_cors_--L. _corpus_, the body.]

CORSAIR, kor's[=a]r, _n._ a pirate: a pirate's vessel. [Fr. _corsaire_, one who makes the course or ranges--L. _cursus_, a running--_curr[)e]re_, to run.]

CORSE, kors, _n._ a poetic form of CORPSE.


CORSET, kor'set, _n._ a closely-fitting inner bodice, stiffened with whalebone, &c., and laced up: stays. [Dim. of O. Fr. _cors_--L. _corpus_, the body.]

CORSLET, CORSELET, kors'let, _n._ a cuirass, formerly the usual body-covering of pikemen, chiefly of leather, and pistol-proof.--_p.adj._ CORS'LETED. [Fr. _corselet_, dim. of O. Fr. _cors_--L. _corpus_, the body.]

CORSNED, kors'ned, _n._ a kind of ordeal, wherein the accused was required to swallow consecrated bread and cheese; if it stuck in his throat he was pronounced guilty. [A.S. _corsn['ae]d_--_cor_, trial, from _coren_, pa.p. of _ceosan_, to choose, and _sn['ae]d_, a piece, from _snidan_, to cut.]

CORTEGE, kor-t[=a]zh', _n._ a train of attendants: a procession, a funeral procession. [Fr.,--It. _corteggio_--_corte_, court.]

CORTES, kor'tes, _n._ the parliament of Spain and Portugal. [Sp., pl. of _corte_, a court.]

CORTEX, kor'teks, _n._ the bark or skin of a plant: a covering.--_adjs._ COR'TICAL, pertaining to the cortex: external; COR'TICATE, -D, furnished with bark; CORTICIF'[.E]ROUS, producing bark; CORTIC'IFORM, resembling bark; COR'TICOLE, CORTIC'OLOUS, growing on bark; COR'TICOSE, barky. [L.

_cortex_, _corticis_, bark.]

CORTILE, kor-t[=e]'le, _n._ an enclosed courtyard within a building, generally roofless. [It.]

CORUNDUM, ko-run'dum, _n._ a mineral consisting of mere alumina, yet of great specific gravity--about four times that of water--and second in hardness only to the diamond. [Hind. _kurund_.]

CORUSCATE, kor'us-k[=a]t, _v.i._ to sparkle: to throw off flashes of light.--_adj._ CORUS'CANT, flashing.--_n._ CORUSC[=A]'TION, a glittering: sudden flash of light. [L. _corusc[=a]re_, _-[=a]tum_, to vibrate, glitter.]

CORVeE, kor-v[=a]', _n._ the obligations on the inhabitants of districts to perform gratuitous labour (such as the maintenance of roads) for the sovereign or feudal lord. [Fr.,--Low L. _corrogata_--L.

_corrog[=a]re_--_cor_, together, _reg[=a]re_, to ask.]


CORVETTE, kor-vet', _n._ a flush-decked vessel, ship, or barque, rigged, having only one tier of guns, either on the upper or main deck. [Fr.,--Sp.

_corbeta_--L. _corb[=i]ta_, a slow-sailing ship, from _corbis_, a basket.]

CORVINE, kor'v[=i]n, _adj._ pertaining to the crow.--_n._ COR'VUS, the typical genus of _Corvinae_: a hooked ram for destroying walls: a southern constellation: a grappling-hook in ancient Roman naval warfare. [L.

_corvinus_--_corvus_, a crow.]

CORYBANT, kor'i-bant, _n._ a priest of Cybele, whose rites were accompanied with noisy music and wild dances:--Eng. _pl._ COR'YBANTS; L. _pl._ CORYBANTES (kor-i-ban't[=e]z).--_adj._ CORYBAN'TIC, wildly excited.--_n._ COR'YBANTISM. [Gr. _korybas_, _korybantos_.]

CORYDALINE, kor'id-a-lin, _n._ an alkaloid obtained from the root of _Corydalis tuberosa_.

CORYDON, kor'i-don, _n._ generic name for a rustic. [L. and Gr. proper name applied to a shepherd.]

CORYLUS, kor'i-lus, _n._ a genus of small trees, including the common hazel. [L.]

CORYMB, kor'imb, _n._ (_bot._) a convex flower-cluster of indefinite inflorescence.--_adjs._ CORYM'BIATE, -D; CORYMBIF'EROUS; CORYM'BOSE, CORYM'BOUS, CORYM'BULOUS. [L. _corymbus_--Gr. _korymbos_, a cluster.]

CORYMBUS, ko-rim'bus, _n._ the knot on the top of the head into which girls gathered their hair. [Gr.]

CORYPHA, kor'i-fa, _n._ a genus of tropical Asian palms with fan-shaped leaves. [Gr. _koryph[=e]_, the top.]

CORYPHaeUS, kor-i-f[=e]'us, _n._ the chief or leader, esp. the leader of a chorus.--_n._ CORYPHeE (kor-i-f[=a]'), the principal _danseuse_ in the ballet. [L.,--Gr. _koryphaios_--_koryph[=e]_, the head.]

CORYPHENE, kor'i-f[=e]n, _n._ a fish of the genus _Coryphaena_, which includes the dolphins. [Gr.]

CORYSTES, ko-ris't[=e]z, a genus of long-armed crabs, of family _Corystidae_. [Gr. _korys_, helmet.]

CORYZA, ko-r[=i]'za, _n._ a cold in the head. [L.,--Gr.]

COSAQUE, kos-ak', _n._ a cracker bon-bon.

COSCINOMANCY, kos'i-no-man-si, _n._ an ancient mode of divination by a sieve and pair of shears. [Gr. _koskinon_, a sieve, _manteia_, divination.]

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