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1) Cant. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A whining manner of speech; class phraseology, especially of a religious nature (Latin, canto, to sing, whence chant). It is often derived from a proper name. We...

2) cant 2. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...language. 3. The special vocabulary peculiar to the members of an underworld group; argot. 4. Cant See Shelta. 5. Whining speech, such as that used by beggars. 6....

3) cant 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...caused by such a thrust or motion. 4. An outer corner, as of a building. Inflected forms: cantˇed, cantˇing, cants1. To set at an oblique angle; tilt. 2. To give...

4) JARGON, CANT. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...other people use to impress or baffle the outsider with their erudition and distinction. And cant, which began by meaning a whining beggars or thieves speech or the...

5) Cantāte Sunday. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Fourth Sunday after Easter. So called from the first word of the introit of the mass: "Sing to the Lord." Similarly "Laet re Sunday" (the fourth after Lent) is so...

6) CANT. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...See JARGON. 1...

7) cant hook. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...used for handling logs. It is similar to a peavey but has a blunt tip, often with teeth. From cant1....

8) Cant. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Bible Canticle of Canticles...

9) Act I. Scene I. The Life of King Henry the Fifth. Craig, W.J., ed. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare
...London. An Antechamber in the KING S Palace. Enter the ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY and the BISHOP OF ELY. Cant. My lord, I ll tell you; that self bill is urg d, Which...

10) Bung. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A cant term for a toper. "Away, you filthy bung," says Doll to Pistol. (2 Henry IV., ii. 4.) 1 Brother Bung. A cant term for a publican. 2 Bung up. Close up, as a...

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