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- Alternative form of
- the heaviness and corpulency of water requiring a great force to divide it
1907, Arthur Conan Doyle, chapter 3, in Through the Magic Door:
- His person was large, robust, I may say approaching to the gigantic, and grown unwieldy from corpulency.
- 1912, Gilbert Keith Chesterton, "The Priest of Spring," in A Miscellany of Men,
- No man, however indulgent (as I am) to corpulency, ever worshipped a man as round as the sun or a woman as round as the moon.