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cantoning


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Canton  \Can"ton\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cantoned};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cantoning}.]  [Cf.  F.  cantonner.] 
  1.  To  divide  into  small  parts  or  districts;  to  mark  off  or 
  separate,  as  a  distinct  portion  or  division. 
 
  They  canton  out  themselves  a  little  Goshen  in  the 
  intellectual  world.  --Locke. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  To  allot  separate  quarters  to  as  to  different 
  parts  or  divisions  of  an  army  or  body  of  troops. 




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