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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Corps


CORPS, noun [Latin , body. It is pronounced kore, and is an ill word in English.

1. In military language, a body of troops; any division of an army; as a corps de reserve.

2. A body, in contempt, as used by Milton and Dryden, but probably pronounced in the English manner, as corpse.

3. A carcase; a dead body. [See Corpse.]

4. In architecture, any part that projects beyond a wall, serving as the ground of some decoration.