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cantle


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cantle  \Can"tle\,  n.  [OF.  cantel,  chantel,  corner,  side  piece, 
  F.  chanteau  a  piece  cut  from  a  larger  piece,  dim.  of  OF  cant 
  edge,  corner.  See  1st  {Cant}.] 
  1.  A  corner  or  edge  of  anything  a  piece;  a  fragment;  a  part 
  ``In  one  cantle  of  his  law.''  --Milton. 
 
  Cuts  me  from  the  best  of  all  my  land  A  huge  half 
  moon,  a  monstrous  cantle  out  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  upwardly  projecting  rear  part  of  saddle,  opposite  to 
  the  pommel.  [Written  also  {cante}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cantle  \Can"tle\,  v.  t. 
  To  cut  in  pieces;  to  cut  out  from  [Obs.]  [Written  also 
  {cantile}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cantle 
  n  :  the  back  of  a  saddle  seat 




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