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This was all said with a sort of nonchalance, which Corny did not at all like.

"Faults on both sides generally in all quarrels," said Corny.

Corny said he was willing to make the trial, if they pleased.

Never mind, Corny dear, I'll buy a bag of marbles for you at Banagher.'

Corny is to remain behind, and I must ask of you to look to him on his arrival in Dublin.

Rectus and I didn't care much about doing this, but Corny insisted on it.

Corny couldn't come, because her mother said she must not be running around so much.

"Cornelia V. Chipperton," said Corny, and he wrote that down.

We held a meeting just as we got to the hotel, and he and Corny both voted for me.

But almost any one would take an interest in a girl like Corny.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "full of corn, pertaining to corn, from corn (n.1) + -y (2). Chaucer used it of ale (late 14c.), perhaps to mean "malty." American English slang "old-fashioned, sentimental" is from 1932 (first attested in "Melody Maker"), perhaps originally "something appealing to country folk" (corn-fed in the same sense is attested from 1929). Related: Cornily; corniness.

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