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canting


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cant  \Cant\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Canted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Canting}.] 
  1.  To  incline;  to  set  at  an  angle;  to  tilt  over  to  tip  upon 
  the  edge;  as  to  cant  a  cask;  to  cant  a  ship. 
 
  2.  To  give  a  sudden  turn  or  new  direction  to  as  to  cant 
  round  a  stick  of  timber;  to  cant  a  football. 
 
  3.  To  cut  off  an  angle  from  as  from  a  square  piece  of 
  timber,  or  from  the  head  of  a  bolt. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canting  \Cant"ing\,  a. 
  Speaking  in  a  whining  tone  of  voice;  using  technical  or 
  religious  terms  affectedly;  affectedly  pious;  as  a  canting 
  rogue;  a  canting  tone.  --  {Cant"ing*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Cant"ing*ness},  n. 
 
  {Canting  arms},  {Canting  heraldry}  (Her.),  bearings  in  the 
  nature  of  a  rebus  alluding  to  the  name  of  the  bearer. 
  Thus  the  Castletons  bear  three  castles,  and  Pope  Adrian 
  IV  (Nicholas  Breakspeare)  bore  a  broken  spear. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canting  \Cant"ing\,  n. 
  The  use  of  cant;  hypocrisy. 




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