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Corpuscle

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Co'rpuscle. n.s. [corpusculum, Lat.] A small body; a particle of matter; an atom; a little fragment.

It will add much to our satisfaction, if those corpuscles can be discovered with microscopes. Newton's Opt.

Who knows what are the figures of the little corpuscles that compose and distinguish different bodies? Watts's Logick.

Sources: Newton, Isaac (40) · Watts, Isaac (117)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Corpuscle." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: August 3, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=21553.


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