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Corn in Egypt

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Corn in Egypt an expression signifying abundance, in reference to Gen. xlii. 2
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. corn; Goth. kaurn; akin to L. granum.

Usage

In literature:

There is corn in Egypt!
"London's Underworld" by Thomas Holmes
There was no corn in this the Egypt of their greedy hopes.
"Barlasch of the Guard" by H. S. Merriman
When last heard of he was at Alexandria, and there is no corn in Egypt, now.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 25, September 17, 1870" by Various
Is there not land enough in America, or 'corn enough in Egypt'?
"A Social History of The American Negro" by Benjamin Brawley
The rising of the muddy waters of the Nile makes the heavy crops of 'corn in Egypt.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)" by Alexander Maclaren
This famine was severely felt in Canaan, and Jacob sent his sons into Egypt to purchase corn.
"A Week of Instruction and Amusement," by Mrs. Harley
Now Jacob saw that there was corn in Egypt, and Jacob said unto his sons, Why do ye look one upon another?
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
Here's corn in Egypt and no mistake.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
The corn in Egypt is what I mean.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
In Egypt many store-cities were needed because corn was more plentiful there than in any other country.
"The Bible in its Making" by Mildred Duff
And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph to buy corn; because the famine was sore in all the earth.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Corn was the staple produce of Egypt and may have been exported regularly, and especially when there was famine in other countries.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
There's corn in Egypt.
"Trevethlan: Volume 1" by William Davy Watson
Egypt was renowned as a corn country in the time of the Jewish patriarchs, and had probably been so for centuries before.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
I have heard that there is corn in Egypt; get ye down thither and buy for us from thence.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Genesis" by Marcus Dods
There would always be corn in Egypt, wherever else famine might rage.
"History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt" by Jacob Abbott
Let it stop, there is corn in Egypt, while there is cash at Leadenhall.
"The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb" by Charles Lamb
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In poetry:

Philosopher of many parts,
Beloved of all true honest hearts,
A man who laughs at every ill,
Because "there's corn in Egypt still."
"To William Henry Parker" by William Henry Drummond