from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An L-shaped casting or forging used to strengthen a joint.
- n. In bookbinding, same as corner, 6 .
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"It was a corner-piece, I'm afraid," said Vanna, with great calmness;
One corner-piece represents the first Abbots of St. Claude building the Abbey, and comical little devils perched on trees pelting them with stones.
Perry Shaw for me -- no, he comes puffin 'up to me himself -- because a big corner-piece o' the bank had slipped into the brook where she makes that elber at the bottom o 'the Seventeen Acre, an' all the rubbishy alders an 'sallies which he ought to have cut out when he took the farm, they'd slipped with the slip, an' the brook was comin 'rooshin' down atop of 'em, an 'they'd just about back an' spill the waters over his winter wheat.
"We can make a lovely corner-piece out of it; there's all those limestones down in the yard, and some of them are such pretty shapes, that will look lovely set in moss, with vines going over them.