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 Corneille d’Esope (La).Corner. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Corner (A).
The condition of the market with respect to a commodity which has been largely bought up, in order to create a virtual monopoly and enhance its market price; as a salt-corner, a corner in pork, etc. The idea is that the goods are piled and hidden in a corner out of sight.   1
        “The price of bread rose like a rocket, and speculators wished to corner what little wheat there was.”—New York Weekly Times (June 13, 1894).

 Corneille d’Esope (La).Corner. 


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