One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
anatomy, figure, frame, form, shape, build, physique, framework, skeleton, bones, flesh and bonesView synonyms
- ‘This makes sense given Hamlet's ‘What may this mean, / That thou, dead corse, again in complete steel / Revisits thus the glimpses of the moon.’’
- ‘Is there meant to be a pun, do you think, on course and corse?’
Middle English: from Old French cors ‘body’, from Latin corpus. Compare with corpse.
- French name for Corsica
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