Canting arms
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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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