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 Corner.Corner-stone (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Corner (The).
Tattersall’s horsestores and betting-rooms, Knightsbridge Green. They were once at the corner of Hyde Park.   1
   To make a corner. To combine in order to control the price of a given article, and thus secure enormous profits. (See CORNER.)   2
   What have I done to deserve a corner? To deserve punishment. The allusion is to setting naughty children in a corner by way of punishment.   3
“There’s nothing I have done yet, o’ my conscience,
Deserves a corner.”
Shakespeare: Henry VIII., iii. 1.

 Corner.Corner-stone (The). 


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