Cantoning
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. [1913 Webster]

They canton out themselves a little Goshen in the intellectual world. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) To allot separate quarters to, as to different parts or divisions of an army or body of troops. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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. [1913 Webster] They canton out themselves a little… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cantoned — 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. [1913 Webster] They canton out themselves a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • can|ton|ment — «kan TON muhnt, TOHN ; especially British kan TOON muhnt», noun. 1. a place where soldiers live; quarters for soldiers. 2. the act of cantoning. 3. (formerly) a permanent military post in British India. ╂[< French cantonnement < canton; see …   Useful english dictionary

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