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Definition of Corn

  • A thickening of the epidermis at some point, esp. on the toes, by friction or pressure. It is usually painful and troublesome.
  • A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain.
  • The various farinaceous grains of the cereal grasses used for food, as wheat, rye, barley, maize, oats.
  • a tall cereal plant (Zea mays) bearing its seeds as large kernels in multiple rows on the surface of a hard cylindrical ear, the core of which (the cob) is not edible; -- also called Indian corn and, in technical literature, maize. There are several kinds; as, yellow corn, which grows chiefly in the Northern States, and is yellow when ripe; white cornorsouthern corn, which grows to a great height, and has long white kernels; sweet corn, comprising a number of sweet and tender varieties, grown chiefly at the North, some of which have kernels that wrinkle when ripe and dry; pop corn, any small variety, used for popping. Corn seeds may be cooked while on the ear and eaten directly, or may be stripped from the ear and cooked subsequently. The term Indian corn is often used to refer to a primitive type of corn having kernels of varied color borne on the same cob; it is used for decoration, especially in the fall.
  • The plants which produce corn, when growing in the field; the stalks and ears, or the stalks, ears, and seeds, after reaping and before thrashing.
  • A small, hard particle; a grain.
  • To preserve and season with salt in grains; to sprinkle with salt; to cure by salting; now, specifically, to salt slightly in brine or otherwise; as, to corn beef; to corn a tongue.
  • To form into small grains; to granulate; as, to corn gunpowder.
  • To feed with corn or (in Sctland) oats; as, to corn horses.
  • To render intoxicated; as, ale strong enough to corn one.
  • something sentimental or trite
  • ears of corn that can be prepared and served for human food
  • whiskey distilled from a mash of not less than 80 percent corn
  • tall annual cereal grass bearing kernels on large ears: widely cultivated in America in many varieties; the principal cereal in Mexico and Central and South America since pre-Columbian times
  • (Great Britain) any of various cereal plants (especially the dominant crop of the region--wheat in Great Britain or oats in Scotland and Ireland)
  • the dried grains or kernels or corn used as animal feed or ground for meal
  • a hard thickening of the skin (especially on the top or sides of the toes) caused by the pressure of ill-fitting shoes
  • preserve with salt
  • feed (cattle) with corn

How to use corn in a sentence. Corn pronunciation.

Kaid ground out their lives like corn between the millstones.
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He heard the voice of a riverman as he toiled at a rope standing on the corn that filled his ghiassa from end to end, from keel to gunwale.
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When seed-time and harvest fail and death is on the land, when corn fails in Egypt and there is no bread, when _we have obeyed him_ and sought to toil with our hands and no man has given unto us, then we will expect his interposition and will have faith that he who has fed us by use of means, will supply us without means, and that He alone is the living God.
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As one season for the contribution came round, she had only a little corn, a single salt herring, and a five-cent piece remaining of her little store.
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When her mother died, she went to live with a colored woman who made her work very hard, 'tote' wood and water, hoe cotton and corn, do all manner of drudgery, rise at daybreak, and live on scanty food.
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A church gathering was to take place at Micklefleld, and Samuel had promised two loads of corn for their use.
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In the midst of this death-like quiet, Samuel carried his corn to the mill nearest his own residence, and requested the miller to unfurl his sails.
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No sooner had he done this than, to his utter astonishment, a fine breeze sprung up, the fans whirled around, the corn was converted into meal, and Samuel returned with his burden rejoicing,_ and had everything in readiness for the festival.
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In the Spring of 1623 they planted more corn than ever before; but by the time they had done planting, their food was spent.
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In the month of June their hopes of a harvest were nearly blasted by a drought which withered up their corn and made the grass look like hay.
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Although the morning of that day was clear, and the weather very hot and dry during the whole forenoon, yet before night it began to rain, and gentle showers continued to fall for many days, so that the ground became thoroughly soaked, and the drooping corn revived.
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No, he put the farm into the hands of an agricultural expert to be worked on shares-out of every three loads of corn the expert to have two and the pilot the third.
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But at the end of the season the pilot received no corn.
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The Witney Gazette_:-"On Monday evening a very successful dance was given in the Corn Exchange ...
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Reaching the wall that enclosed the right side of the park, she opened a wicket that led into a narrow path through a large field of ripe corn.
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This temptation proved irresistible, and with one spring into the midst of the corn, she essayed to reach the prize, if Providence would permit.
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In the midst of the corn!
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Are we to conclude that it was impossible to get rice, beans, canned fruits, canned corn, and other vegetables to take the place of potatoes and onions?
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They have no manufactures, no commerce, no agriculture, and no printing-presses; but for their slight clothing they wear the bright skins of serpents; for corn, Nature gives them the bread-fruit; and for intellectual amusement, they have a pregnant fancy and a ready wit; tell inexhaustible stories, and always laugh at each other's jokes.
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By developing the water we get fish; by developing the earth we get corn, and cash, and cotton; by developing the air we get breath; by developing the fire we get heat.
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Examples of Corn

Example #1
David had been long enough in Egypt to know what sort of toiling it was.
Example #2
The cities of the dead Khalifas and Mamelukes separated them from the living city where the fellah toiled, and Arab, Bedouin, Copt strove together to intercept the fruits of his toiling, as it passed in the form of taxes to the Palace of the Prince Pasha; while in the dark corners crouched, waiting, the cormorant usurers-Greeks, Armenians, and Syrians, a hideous salvage corps, who saved the house of a man that they might at last walk off with his shirt and the cloth under which he was carried to his grave.
Example #3
They were all intent on their own business, each man labouring after his kind.
Example #4
The idlers had left him alone; none were staring at him now.
Example #5
It is noticeable that the prophet Elisha, whose prayers God heard in the multiplication of the twenty loaves during the dearth at Gilgal, was made Elijah's successor when following his twelve yoke of oxen at the plough in the field, diligently using means to obtain bread, and undoubtedly communing with God all the while and recognizing the evidences of his love and power in every upturned daisy as he ploughed the sod, and in every seed that he dropped into the fertile earth, and thought it grand to be a fellow worker with God in the husbandry of the earth and not one to be fed in idleness, neglecting the toil appointed to man, and losing the blessing that is promised in the word of God, in the discipline and the knowledge of God in the operations of His laws, that comes in a greater or less degree to all of earth's honest toilers.
Example #6
Does the prayer, "Give us this day our daily bread," mean that we are to do nothing to secure our bread, lest we show no faith in God, and simply wait in idleness for God to repeat the miracle of sending it by a raven?