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CANTING. Preaching with a whining, affected tone, perhaps
a corruption of chaunting; some derive it from Andrew
Cant, a famous Scotch preacher, who used that whining
manner of expression. Also a kind of gibberish used by
thieves and gypsies, called likewise pedlar's French, the
slang, &c. &c.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)



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.

Cant"ing, n. The use of cant; hypocrisy.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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