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Taylor concentrated his men at Corpus Christi, near the frontier.

Then draw it forth and melt it, adding your corpus perfectum.

Corpus adiposum: the mass of fat tissue often found in larvae.

Mournful songs abound in the "Corpus Poeticum" of the North.

I suppose we may have a procession of the children on Corpus Christi?

These may be found in the second volume of the Corpus Poeticum Boreale.

What most pleases, in this tragic reign, is the anecdote of Edward Anne of Corpus.

The day, the festival of Corpus Christi, is the first of June, 1553.

We could reconstruct the corpus from them if all that went before were burned.

The regiment was moved to Corpus Christi, a trading and smuggling port.

WORD ORIGIN

(plural corpora), late 14c., from Latin corpus, literally "body" (see corporeal). The sense of "body of a person" (mid-15c. in English) and "collection of facts or things" (1727 in English) both were present in Latin. Corpus Christi (late 14c.), feast of the Blessed Sacrament, is the Thursday after Trinity Sunday. Also used in various medical phrases, e.g. corpus callosum (1706, literally "tough body"), corpus luteum (1788, literally "yellow body").

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