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Corʹmoranʹ

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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 man

That slew the giant Cormoran.”


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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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Corinth’s Pedagogue
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Corinthian Tom
Corinthian War (The)
Corked
Corker or Calker
Corking-pins
Cormoran
Corn … Horn
Corn in Egypt (There’s)
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Cornstalks
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