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Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

The section of a coppiced woodland that is cut in a particular year in the rotation. See also coupe and hag.

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cant

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 221 words.

Some people believe that the word cant is eponymous for Andrew Cant (1590–1663), a Presbyterian minister in Aberdeen,

cant

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

V. (of a ship) swing round: the ship canted to starboard.

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cant

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 119 words.

ant, Brabant, Brandt, brant, cant, enceinte, extant, gallant, Kant, levant, pant, pointe, pointes, rant, scant • confidant •

cant

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 119 words.

ant, Brabant, Brandt, brant, cant, enceinte, extant, gallant, Kant, levant, pant, pointe, pointes, rant, scant • confidant •

cant

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 12 words.

v. (of a ship) swing round: the ship canted to starboard.

cant

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 52 words.

now usually means ‘insincere pious or moral talk’: shameful surrender to the prevalent cant and humbug of the age

cantal

Edited by John Ayto.

in An A-Z of Food and Drink

January 2002; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 47 words.

A hard French cow's-milk cheese made in the Auvergne region of central France, and specifically in the department of Cantal.

Cant

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 59 words.

An auction, deriving from the Irish word ceant. Canting was the system, common in the 18th and early 19th

cant

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 52 words.

now usually means ‘insincere pious or moral talk’: shameful surrender to the prevalent cant and humbug of the age—Daily

Cantal

John Ayto.

in The Diner’s Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 47 words.

A hard French cows’-milk cheese made in the Auvergne region of central France, and specifically in the department of Cantal.

cant

Edited by Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 130 words.

1 The name given to those timbers in a ship towards the bow and the stern which are angled (or canted) from the ...

cant

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Angle or inclination of a piece, member, or plane to another, especially to the horizontal.

2 Oblique surface cutting off the corner of a square, or an...

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cant

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

1 The name given to those timbers in a ship towards the bow and the stern which are angled (or canted) from the athwartships direction.

2 When used as a...

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cantal

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.

A hard French cow's-milk cheese made in the Auvergne region of central France, and specifically in the department of Cantal. It is supposedly the oldest of French cheeses, records of it...

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Cantal

Alan Davidson.

Edited by Tom Jaine.

in The Oxford Companion to Food

January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 155 words.

is a French, semi-hard, cow’s milk cheese from Auvergne in the Massif Central. Its history is ancient; indeed, Pliny seems to have mentioned a cheese very similar to Cantal, although the...

cant bay

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 20 words.

The angled profile of brickwork used to form a bay window, see cant.

cant n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 238 words.

1 (UK tramp) food [that which one ‘cants’ down one's throat].

1859 Matsell Vocabulum. 1861 (con. 1840s–50s)

Reappraising Cant

Janet Sorensen.

in Strange Vernaculars

June 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literature. 12913 words.

This chapter examines how criminal cant terms began to appear alongside a more quotidian if lowly set of terms associated with a common English vernacular during the eighteenth century....

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canting adj. (UK Und.)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 290 words.

criminal, pertaining to the underworld; usu. as canting crew n.

1615 T. Overbury New and Choise Characters n.p.: [A...

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 119 words.

ant, Brabant, Brandt, brant, cant, enceinte, extant, gallant, Kant, levant, pant, pointe, pointes, rant, scant • confidant •