Corinth to Coronation Chair
Corinth There is but one road that leads to Corinth. There is only one right way of doing anything.
The Bible tells us that the way of evil is broad, because of its many tracks; but the way of life is narrow,
because it has only one single footpath.
All other ways are wrong, all other guides are false. Hence my difficulty:- the number and variety of the ways. For you know, `There is but one road that leads to Corinth.' - Pater: Marius the Epicurean, chap. 24.
Corinth's Pedagogue Dionysios the younger, on being banished a second time from Syracuse, went
to Corinth and became schoolmaster. He is called Dionysios the tyrant. Hence Lord Byron says of
Corinth's pedagogue hath nowCorinthian (A). A licentious libertine. The immorality of Corinth was proverbial both in Greece and Rome. To Corinthianise is to indulge in licentious conduct. A gentleman sportsman who rides his own horses on the turf, or sails his own yacht.
A Corinthian. A member of the pugilistic club, Bond Street, London.
Corinthian Brass A mixed metal made by a variety of metals melted at the conflagration of Corinth in
B.C. 146, when the city was burnt to the ground by the consul Mummius. Vases and other ornaments
were made by the Romans of this metal, of greater value than if they had been made of silver or gold.
I think it may be of Corinthian brass,Corinthian Order The most richly decorated of the five orders of Greek architecture. The shaft is fluted, and the capital adorned with acanthus leaves. (See Acanthus .)
Corinthian Tom The sporting rake in Pierce Egan's Life in London. A Corinthian was the fast man
of Shakespeare's period.
I am no proud Jack, like Falstaff; but a Corinthian, a lad of mettle, a good boy.- Shakespeare: 1 Henry IV., ii. 4.
Corinthian War (The), B.C. 395-387. A suicidal contention between the Corinthians and the Lacedemonians.
The allies of Corinth were Athens, Thebes, and Argos. The only battle of note was that of Coronea
won by the Lacedemonians. Both the contending parties, utterly exhausted, agreed to the arbitration
of Artaxerxes, and signed what is called The Peace of Antalkidas.
Corked This wine is corked- i.e. tastes of the cork.
Corker or Calker. The nail in a horse's shoe to prevent slipping in frosty weather. (Latin, calx.)
Corking-pins Pins at one time used by ladies to keep curls on the forehead fixed and in trim.
Cormoran' The Cornish giant who fell into a pit twenty feet deep, dug by Jack the Giant-killer, and filmed
over with grass and gravel. The name means cormorant or great eater. For this doughty achievement
Jack received a belt from King Arthur, with this inscription-
This is the valiant Cornish manCorn ... Horn Up corn, down horn. When corn is high or dear, beef is down or cheap, because persons have less money to spend on meat.
Corn in Egypt (There's). There is abundance; there is a plentiful supply. Of course, the reference is to the Bible story of Joseph in Egypt.
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