corner man


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n corner man a man at one end of line of performers in a minstrel show; carries on humorous dialogue with the interlocutor
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  • Albert Camus
    “At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.”
  • Jean Paul Richter
    “Every man has a rainy corner of his life whence comes foul weather which follows him.”
  • David Seabury
    “Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts...”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “If a man will kick a fact out of the window, when he comes back he finds it again in the chimney corner.”


In literature:

We rushed swiftly on, and at the corner caught up with the miserable man who was running away from us.
"Beautiful Joe" by by Marshall Saunders
Do you see that man on the corner?
"Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society" by Edith Van Dyne
In one corner a long-suffering piano was taking cruel punishment at the hands of a flashily dressed, sharp-faced man of horsey type.
"Red Masquerade" by Louis Joseph Vance
The corner of the seat struck the man beside him full across the forehead just above his eyes.
"Hyacinth" by George A. Birmingham
The man in the corner had not enjoyed his lunch.
"The Old Man in the Corner" by Baroness Orczy
At the corner of a court in St. Paul's Churchyard he was almost knocked down by a man of his own age dashing headlong into the narrow opening.
"The Worlds Greatest Books" by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
Another man told me that he had seen a child lying dead at the corner of the Rue de Rome.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
Two children were playing about and in a corner sat a man trying to read a month-old newspaper.
"The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly" by Margaret Burnham
A man had just turned the corner of the quay.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume V." by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
What a profuse liberality it is to give man in this little corner of the universe so marvellous a spectacle!
"The Existence of God" by Francois de Salignac de La Mothe- Fenelon

In poetry:

Should man, with microscopic eye,
View the details of Nature's plan,
Into each nook and corner pry,
And needlessly the hidden scan?
"How Nature's Beauties Should Be Viewed" by Thomas Frederick Young
One man, at the corner's turning,
Quite dead. And they stoop or stand--
In his heart a dagger burning,
And a red rose crushed in his hand.
"The Alcalde’s Daughter" by Madison Julius Cawein
His look, his air, his curt speech, told
The man of action, not of books,
To whom the corners made in gold
And stocks were more than seaside nooks.
"A Sea Dream" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The man with the red face, the stiff back,
I cannot see in the rainfall
Down Saint-Michel by the quays,
At the corner the wind speaking
Destiny, the four ways.
"Message From Abroad" by Allen Tate
Romance through all her nature ran--
Indeed, to wed a husband-man
Suffused her ardent maiden thought;
But lofty fancy dwelt upon
A new "Queen Anne," a terraced lawn,
A city's corner lot.
"Never Had A Chance" by Hattie Howard
They only stopped a minute, to tell my man that he
Must go to the four corners, where all the folks would be;
They were going to hunt the country, for he only had been gone
An hour or so when they missed him, that morning just at dawn.
"Sheltered" by Sarah Orne Jewett

In news:

Ahmed Mahmood sat listening to stories Thursday afternoon about his late boxing trainer, Emanuel Steward, the Hall of Fame corner man who died last week.
A road trip to the Four Corners region of the Southwest offers a window into Native American culture, from ruins older than any other man-made structure in the US, to glimpses of contemporary life amid the Navajo and Hopi.
A man who police said used a paddle to discipline his daughter and then made her stand in a corner for 15 hours, with a sock in her mouth said it didn't happen that way.
With Old Man Winter just around the corner, many of us are struggling to say goodbye to warm breezes and long, summer days.
00 pm on February 24, a man entered the Minit Mart at the corner of Scottsville Road and Cumberland Trace.
ATLANTA — A grand jury has indicted a fourth man in the videotaped beating of a gay on an Atlanta street corner that was captured in a widely viewed video.
The man ran to the corner fire-alarm box and pulled the lever.
Fire destroyed a man's home at 316 Hunts Corner Road in Waterford on Wednesday night.
Unarmed and cornered by Syrian rebel fighters, the man seemed to accept his death with more silent sorrow than surprise.
Imprisoned ex-Pulaski man admits to Barnes Corners break-in.
Sure, we might have enjoyed several days of unusually warm temperature for this time of year, but make no mistake: Old Man Winter is right around the corner.
The man fell into the manhole at the corner of East Long and Burt streets.
Determining the cause of death for an injured man found behind a Peachtree Corners office building this week could hinge on toxicology tests, police said Tuesday.
WITH ONLY seconds remaining in the first half, Brandon Hughes zeroed in on an Eli Manning pass headed for the back corner of the end zone.
CANN'S CORNER: Jets should pass on Manning.

In science:

Write ¯Man, ¯Manb , ¯Manc for the full 2-subcategories of ob jects X in dSpac equivalent to F dSpac Manc (X ) for some manifold X without boundary, or with boundary, or with corners, respectively.
D-manifolds, d-orbifolds and derived differential geometry: a detailed summary
Write d ¯Man, dManb , dManc for the full 2-subcategories of d-manifolds without boundary, and d-manifolds with boundary, and d-manifolds with corners in dSpac , respectively.
D-manifolds, d-orbifolds and derived differential geometry: a detailed summary
So we may as well identify dMan with its image d ¯Man, and consider d-manifolds in §4 as examples of d-manifolds with corners.
D-manifolds, d-orbifolds and derived differential geometry: a detailed summary
The definitions in the corners case are obtained by replacing Man, Orb, dMan, dOrb by Manc , Orbc , dManc , dOrbc throughout, and making a few other easy changes such as taking the eij to be sf-embeddings in Definitions 11.25(c).
D-manifolds, d-orbifolds and derived differential geometry: a detailed summary