Done in a corner

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Done in a corner done secretly: Drive into a corner, to put in a fix: to bring to bay
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. corniere—L. cornu.

Usage

In literature:

There she lay the whole night, while he sat in the corner and slept on a chair, which he had often done before.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Various
It was not as though the thing had been done in a corner.
"Erewhon Revisited" by Samuel Butler
I told him that I had secured two corner seats in a smoking-carriage, and he replied that he had done so too.
"Diary of a Pilgrimage" by Jerome K. Jerome
It was not done in a corner.
"History of the Moravian Church" by J. E. Hutton
By half-past four a great deal of work had been done, and the new garments were piled up on a table in the corner of the room.
"A Missionary Twig" by Emma L. Burnett
Such a scream of agonized fear came from the bed in the corner that, alarmed at what she had done, Flossie turned and fled.
"The New Girl at St. Chad's" by Angela Brazil
This was done in a corner near to the fireplace, and in about an hour their patient fell into a sound sleep.
"The Settlers in Canada" by Frederick Marryat
This done, and rubbed in a bit around the corners, you begin to hoe.
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
Any military nation in a corner will play the savage, the wildcat at bay, in this fashion, rather than confess itself done.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 4, July, 1915" by Various
There she lay the whole night, while he sat in the corner and slept on a chair, which he had often done before.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
These things were not done in a corner.
"A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718" by Wallace Notestein
The scoundrel has done it to put me in a corner.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
I only mean that the thing will not be done in a corner.
"Stories That End Well" by Octave Thanet
On a small corner shelf was a large brown earthenware teapot with the words "Advance Australia" done in raised letters.
"The Witch Doctor and other Rhodesian Studies" by Frank Worthington
When this was done, he made haste to heap up a bed of fine dry sand in a corner; and here he lay down as the twilight darkened.
"Feats on the Fiord" by Harriet Martineau
From the beginning your Aramon outbreak was a mistake, as all such things done in a corner must be.
"A Tatter of Scarlet" by S. R. Crockett
When he had done so, he led it out, and mounted, and, whistling softly to a hound which lay asleep in a corner, he prepared to ride away.
"The Scottish Fairy Book" by Elizabeth W. Grierson
Why should this, the greatest of miracles, be done in secret in a corner?
"About The Holy Bible" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Corner has of late done a good deal of magazine work of a high order, her contributions usually appearing in the Atlantic.
"A Hundred and Sixty Books by Washington Authors" by Various
Why should this, the greatest of miracles, be done in secret, in a corner?
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 3 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Lectures" by Robert G. Ingersoll
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In news:

Fox Soccer Report helped put Winnipeg on the soccer media map with the production of the nightly news show done each night from a tiny studio of the corner of the 30th floor of the CanWest Plaza, one of the tallest buildings in Canada.
In this age in which the unknown corners of the map have been filled in, to paraphrase a saying, it's not enough to just climb the hill because it's there — that's been done before.
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In science:

This is easily done by increasing the Nyquist frequency by a factor f > 1 to include the high-frequency waves in the Brillouin zone corners with |~k | > π/∆x.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
The first one consists in desiging a third PML model in the corner that is compatible with both PML-x and PML-y as was done for the Maxwell system in [Ber94] for instance.
A new construction of perfectly matched layers for the linearized Euler equations
Algebraic elimination of the satellites is done in two regions, marked 1 and 2; the satellites that contribute to a given region are those at its corners.
Combining Undersampled Dithered Images
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