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 Corruption of Blood.Cors’ned 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Corsair’
 
means properly “one who gives chase.” Applied to the pirates of the northern coast of Africa. (Italian corso, a chase; French corsaire; Latin cursus.)   1
 


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