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 Cor’ydon.Coryphæus of German Literature (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Coryphæ’us (The) or “Coryphus.”
 
The leader and speaker of the chorus in Greek dramas. In modern English it is used to designate the chief speaker and most active member of a board, company, or expedition.   1
 


 Cor’ydon.Coryphæus of German Literature (The). 

 
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