Corn-law

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Corn-law a law made for the restriction and regulation of the trade in corn: esp. in pl. (in England), laws that restricted the importation of corn by imposing a duty, repealed in 1846
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. corn; Goth. kaurn; akin to L. granum.

Usage

In literature:

Sir Robert Peel opposed the Motion on the ground that he meant to resist any change in the Corn Laws.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
Anti-Corn-Law League, the, ix, 147, 236.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
The mixing of corn and wheat flours, however, is prohibited by law unless the product is so labeled.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
He supported the existing corn law.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
The consuls drew up a law by which complete control over the corn-supply for five years throughout the whole world was given to Pompey.
"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
But the most serious struggle in the movement for free trade was that for the repeal of the corn laws.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
Anti-corn-law League, proceedings of the, 539.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
Our fathers did not talk of Free Trade, but of the Repeal of the Corn Laws.
"Eugenics and Other Evils" by G. K. Chesterton
The Anti-Corn Law League acted prudently and within the law.
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
I don't believe now they ever would have carried the repeal of the corn law, if they could.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
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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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