/ (ˈkɔːpəˌzænt) /
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another name for Saint Elmo's fire
QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”
Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Word Origin for corposant
C17: from Portuguese corpo-santo, literally: holy body, from Latin corpus sanctum
Words nearby corposant
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Example sentences from the Web for corposant
I had seen a ship, and there she was to leeward of us, with the corposant clinging to one of her spars.The Log of a Privateersman|Harry Collingwood
Corposant, kor′po-zant, n. St Elmo's fire, a ball of fire sometimes seen about a ship during a storm.