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Corinthian Tom

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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.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Corineus
Corinnus
Corinth
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Corinth’s Pedagogue
Corinthian (A)
Corinthian Brass
Corinthian Order
Corinthian Tom
Corinthian War (The)
Corked
Corker or Calker
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Cormoran
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Cornstalks
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