Which is correct?

Lying in the corner was the huge lion.

Lying at the corner was the huge lion.

Is there any different in meaning?

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An entity in the corner usually means it occupies an enclosed position inside the boundaries which define the corner:
__________ | x IN the corner of the room | | | An entity at the corner usually means it occupies an unenclosed position outside the boundaries. x AT the corner of the street __________ | | | | But an enclosed area within a larger enclosing area will usually be said to be at the corner of the enclosing area.
__________ | x | IN the corner of the room AT the corner of the house | |_______| |

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