Which is correct ~ lying in or at the corner was the huge lion. Is there any different in meaning.

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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