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Variant of com-.
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var. of com- before r : correlate.


1. Corinthians.
2. Coroner.


1. corner.
2. coroner.
3. corpus.
4. correct.
5. correction.
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References in classic literature ?
You're rich -- yes, -- suddenly rich -- for about a day, maybe a week; then somebody cor- ners the market on YOU, and down goes your bucket- shop; ain't that so, Sandy?"
She was immediately buried, but had not been in her untimely grave but a few hours before she was taken up and examined by the cor- oner, who decided that she had come to her death by severe beating.
The youth sat down obediently and the cor- poral, laying aside his rifle, began to fumble in the bushy hair of his comrade.