Cornish chough. See Chough.Cornish engine, a single-acting pumping engine, used in mines, in Cornwall and elsewhere, and for water works. A heavy pump rod or plunger, raised by the steam, forces up the water by its weight, in descending.

(Cor"nish), n. The dialect, or the people, of Cornwall.

(Cor"nist), n. A performer on the cornet or horn.

(Corn"loft`) n. A loft for corn; a granary.

(Corn"muse) n. A cornemuse.

Corno di bassetto
(||Cor"no di bas*set"to) (k?r"n? d? b?s-s?t"t? or b?s- s?t"t?); pl. Corni (-n) di basseto. [It.] (Mus.) A tenor clarinet; — called also basset horn, and sometimes confounded with the English horn, which is a tenor oboe.

Corno Inglese
(||Cor"no In*gle"se) (?n-gl?"z?); pl. Corni Inglesi [It.] (Mus.) A reed instrument, related to the oboe, but deeper in pitch; the English horn.

(Cor*no"pe*an) n. (Mus.) An obsolete name for the cornet-à-piston.

(Cor"ni*cle) n. [L. corniculum, dim. of cornu horn.] A little horn. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Cor*nic"u*lar) n. [L. cornicularius.] A secretary or clerk. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Cor*nic"u*late) a. [L. corniculatus.]

1. Horned; having horns. Dr. H. More.

2. (Bot.) Having processes resembling small horns.

(||Cor*nic"u*lum) n.; pl. Cornicula (- l). [L. corniculum little horn.] (Anat.) A small hornlike part or process.

(Cor*nif"er*ous) a. [L. cornu horn + -ferous.] (Geol.) Of or pertaining to the lowest period of the Devonian age. (See the Diagram, under Geology.) The Corniferous period has been so called from the numerous seams of hornstone which characterize the later part of the period, as developed in the State of New York.

(Cor*nif"ic) a. [L. cornu horn + facere to make.] Producing horns; forming horn.

(Cor`ni*fi*ca"tion) n. Conversion into, or formation of, horn; a becoming like horn.

(Cor"ni*fied) a. [L. cornu horn + -fy.] (Anat.) Converted into horn; horny.

(Cor"ni*form) a. [L. cornu horn + -form.] Having the shape of a horn; horn-shaped.

(Cor*nig"er*ous) a. [L. corniger; cornu horn + gerere to bear.] Horned; having horns; as, cornigerous animals. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Cor"nin) n. (Chem.) (a) A bitter principle obtained from dogwood as a white crystalline substance; — called also cornic acid. (b) An extract from dogwood used as a febrifuge.

(Cor"ni*plume) n. [L. cornu horn + pluma feather.] (Zoöl.) A hornlike tuft of feathers on the head of some birds.

(Cor"nish) a. Of or pertaining to Cornwall, in England.

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