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1) Canting Crew (The). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Beggars, gipsies, and thieves, who use what is called the canting lingo. 1...

2) Peck'sniff. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A canting hypocrite, who speaks homilies of morality, does the most heartless things "as a duty to society," and forgives wrong-doing in nobody but himself. (Dickens:...

3) cant 2. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...cant, song, singing, from canter, to sing, from Latin cantre. See kan- in Appendix I.cantingˇly -ADVERBcantingˇness -NOUN...

4) cant 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Angular deviation from a vertical or horizontal plane or surface; an inclination or slope. 2. A slanted or oblique surface. 3a. A thrust or motion that tilts something....

5) 55975. Sterne, Laurence. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:55975 QUOTATION:Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world-though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst-the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!...

6) 120. Epitaph for Gavin Hamilton, Esq. Burns, Robert. 1909-14. Poems and Songs. The Harvard Classics
...THE POOR man weeps—here Gavin sleeps, Whom canting wretches blam d; But with such as he, where er he be, May I be sav d or d—d!...

7) 4129. Laurence Sterne. 1713-1768. Bartlett, John, comp. 1919. Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.
...AUTHOR: Laurence Sterne (1713–1768) QUOTATION: Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world, though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst, the cant of...

8) Education. Part I. Penn, William. 1909-14. Fruits of Solitude. The Harvard Classics
...are in Pain to make them Scholars, but not Men! To talk, rather than to know, which is true Canting. 1 5. The first Thing obvious to Children is what is sensible;...

9) 58423. Thoreau, Henry David. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...meditative mood. It is as the sound of many catechisms and religious books twanging a canting peal round the earth, seeming to issue from some Egyptian temple and...

10) Abram-Man. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...alms; but "for all their seeming madness, they had wit enough to steal as they went along."-Canting Academy. 2 See King Lear, ii. 3. 3 In Beaumont and Fletcher we...

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