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  • 1Cant (architecture) — Cant (or Canted) is the architectural term describing part, or segment, of a facade which is at an angle to another part of the same facade. The angle breaking the facade is less than a right angle thus enabling a canted facade to be viewed as,… …

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  • 2Cant (language) — This article is about the linguistic concept of a cant. For the Irish Cant (also known as Shelta/Gammon), see Shelta. A Cant (or crypolect) is the jargon or argot of a group, often implying its use to exclude or mislead people outside the… …

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  • 3Cant deficiency — The term cant deficiency is defined in the context of travel of a rail vehicle at constant speed on a constant radius curve. Cant itself is a British synonym for the superelevation of the curve, that is, the elevation of the outside rail minus… …

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  • 4cant dog — noun a stout lever with a sharp spike; used for handling logs • Syn: ↑peavey, ↑peavy, ↑dog hook • Hypernyms: ↑lever • Hyponyms: ↑cant hook * * * noun …

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  • 5Cant Jargon —    , CANTING GREW    Some people believe that the word cant is eponymous for Andrew Cant (1590 1663), a Presbyterian minister in Aberdeen, Scotland. The Reverend s speech was hard to understand because of the dialect he used, The Spectator… …

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  • 6Cant frames — Frame Frame, n. 1. Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure; esp., the constructional system, whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building, vessel, etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a… …

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  • 7Cant —    The term used for the language used by Travelers in Ireland and Scotland. These are two distinct varieties of English. The syntax and grammar are English, but the vocabulary comes from many sources, including the medieval vocabularies known as …

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  • 8cant dog — noun another term for cant hook …

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  • 9The Night Before Larry Was Stretched — is an Irish execution ballad written in the Newgate cant.AuthorThe ballad is estimated to have been written around 1816. Will (Hurlfoot) Maher, a shoemaker from Waterford, wrote the song, though Dr. Robert Burrowes, the Dean of St. Finbar’s Cork …

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  • 10Alsatia — See also: Alsace Alsatia in London, was the name given to an area lying north of the River Thames covered by the Whitefriars monastery, to the south of the west end of Fleet Street and adjacent to the Temple. Between the fifteenth and seventeenth …

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  • 11Shinplaster — was a common name for paper money of low denomination circulating widely in the frontier economies of the 19th century. These notes were in various places issued by Banks, merchants, wealthy individuals and associations, either as banknotes, or… …

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  • 12Bogus — Bo gus, a. [Etymol. uncertain.] Spurious; fictitious; sham; a cant term originally applied to counterfeit coin, and hence denoting anything counterfeit. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13Cowan — Cow an (kou an), n. [Cf. OF. couillon a coward, a cullion.] One who works as a mason without having served a regular apprenticeship. [Scot.] Note: Among Freemasons, it is a cant term for pretender, interloper. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 14Henchman — Hench man (h[e^]nch man), n.; pl. { men} ( men). [OE. hencheman, henxman; prob. fr. OE. & AS. hengest horse + E. man, and meaning, a groom. AS. hengest is akin to D. & G. hengst stallion, OHG. hengist horse, gelding.] An attendant; a servant; a… …

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  • 15-men — Henchman Hench man (h[e^]nch man), n.; pl. { men} ( men). [OE. hencheman, henxman; prob. fr. OE. & AS. hengest horse + E. man, and meaning, a groom. AS. hengest is akin to D. & G. hengst stallion, OHG. hengist horse, gelding.] An attendant; a… …

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  • 16Placket — Plack et, n. [F. plaquer to lay or clap on. See {Placard}.] 1. A petticoat, esp. an under petticoat; hence, a cant term for a woman. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. The opening or slit left in a petticoat or skirt for convenience in putting… …

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  • 17placket hole — Placket Plack et, n. [F. plaquer to lay or clap on. See {Placard}.] 1. A petticoat, esp. an under petticoat; hence, a cant term for a woman. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 2. The opening or slit left in a petticoat or skirt for convenience in… …

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  • 18Whiggamore — Whig ga*more, n. [See {Whig}.] A Whig; a cant term applied in contempt to Scotch Presbyterians. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 19Biribi — Biribi, or cavagnole, a French game of chance, prohibitedby law since 1837. It is played on a board on which the numbers1 to 70 are marked. The players put their stakes on the numbersthey wish to back. The banker is provided with a bag fromwhich… …

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  • 20Elizabeth Needham — (right foreground) as portrayed in William Hogarth s A Harlot s Progress Elizabeth Needham (died 3 May 1731), also known as Mother Needham, was an English procuress and brothel keeper of 18th century London, who has been identified as the bawd… …

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