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.

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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Cant"ing, n.

The use of cant; hypocrisy.


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