Corn laws

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Corn laws laws regulating trade in corn, especially those in force in Great Britain till 1846, prohibiting the importation of foreign grain for home consumption, except when the price rose above a certain rate.
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Usage

In literature:

Anti-corn-law League, measures of the, 121.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 55, No. 344, June, 1844" by Various
It took a still more definite and resolute shape in the great struggle ten years later for the repeal of the Corn Laws.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3)" by John Morley
The free-trade agitators did not abolish the corn laws.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Corn laws, 85, 173, 204, 207, 243, 306.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
In Parliament, the opposition found its strongest issue in the long demanded reform of the Corn Laws.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Shall we undertake without suspension to modify the existing Corn Law?
"Lord John Russell" by Stuart J. Reid
Add to all this that the Irish famine made the suspension of the corn laws a patent necessity.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
ELLIOTT (Ebenezer), The Corn Law Rhymer.
"Legends of the Saxon Saints" by Aubrey de Vere
And such a time may, we are afraid, be anticipated on the abolition of the corn-laws.
"Leading Articles on Various Subjects" by Hugh Miller
Elliott would have been a poet, in all that constitutes true poetry, had the corn laws never existed.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850." by Various
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In poetry:

Go! cotton lords and corn lords, go!
Go! Ye live on loom and acre,
But let be seen—some law between
The giver and the taker.
"A Chartist Chorus" by Ernest Jones
They be a-païd, because they be a-zent
By corn-law vo'k that be the poor man's friends,
To tell us all how we mid gaïn our ends,
A-zendèn peäpers up to Parli'ment.
"Eclogue:--The Times" by William Barnes
"Corn laws be damned," said dad i' forty-eight;
"Corn laws be damned," say I i' nineteen-five.
Tariff reform, choose, how, will have to wait
Down Yelland way, so lang as I'm alive.
"The Hungry Forties" by F W Moorman

In news:

When I tried to take over cooking a dinner for a family reunion, my sister-in-law, who is from Atlanta, insisted on being in charge of the corn.
Ronnie Kearney, left, and his son-in-law Kim Gray shuck corn with Ronnie's wife, Joan, and Kim's wife, Rhonda, not pictured, in their driveway on Mark Edwards Road Thursday afternoon.
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