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cankering


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canker  \Can"ker\  (k[a^][ng]"k[~e]r),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Cankered}  (-k[~e]rd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Cankering}.] 
  1.  To  affect  as  a  canker;  to  eat  away  to  corrode;  to 
  consume. 
 
  No  lapse  of  moons  can  canker  Love.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  infect  or  pollute;  to  corrupt.  --Addison. 
 
  A  tithe  purloined  cankers  the  whole  estate. 
  --Herbert. 




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