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 Corner-stone (The).Cornette. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cornet.
 
The terrible cornet of horse. William Pitt, first Earl of Chatham (1708–1778). His son William was “the pilot that weathered the storm” (meaning the French Revolution and Napoleon).   1
 


 Corner-stone (The).Cornette. 

 
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