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4 definitions found
 for Canting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant
        round a stick of timber; to cant a football.
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     3. To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of
        timber, or from the head of a bolt.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Canting \Cant"ing\, n.
     The use of cant; hypocrisy.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     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.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "canting":
     Pecksniffian, Tartuffian, Tartuffish, affected, aslant, aslope,
     atilt, bevel, beveled, bias, biased, careening, false, goody,
     goody-goody, holier-than-thou, hypocritic, hypocritical,
     inclinational, inclinatory, inclined, inclining, insincere,
     leaning, listing, mealymouthed, oily, out of plumb, out of square,
     pecksniffian, pharisaic, pharisaical, pharisean, pietistic, pious,
     pitched, raking, recumbent, sanctified, sanctimonious,
     self-righteous, shelving, shelvy, sideling, sidelong, simon-pure,
     slant, slanted, slanting, slantways, slantwise, sloped, sloping,
     sniveling, tilted, tilting, tipped, tipping, tipsy, unctuous
  
  

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