CANT


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AcronymDefinition
CANTCanticle of Canticles (Song of Solomon)
CANTCombinatorics, Automata and Number Theory
CANTClearly Are Not Trying
CANTCareer Aptitude Normalizing Test (The Simpsons)
CANTCalifornia, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas (states bordering Texas)
CANTCanyon Towhee (bird species)
CANTCantonese
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But what is there behind the leading-article but prejudice, stupidity, cant, and twaddle?
Betts Shoreham was born to an estate, and his father before him," said Julia firmly; "and such men know how to distinguish between the cant of economy, and those elegancies of life that become people of refinement.
At a public meeting in the Town-hall yesterday, I had the pleasure of hearing myself insulted by the speaker opposed to me in the question under discussion, by allusions to my private affairs; by cant about monsters without natural affection, family despots, and such trash; and when I rose to answer, I was met by a shout from the filthy mob, where the mention of your name enabled me at once to detect the quarter in which this base attack had originated.
I like him especially for one master stroke of cant, by which he has attained his reputation for ingenuity.
To you that has such a length of keel, it must be all the same as nothing; thof, seeing that I am little short in my lower timbers, they’ve triced my heels up in such a way as to give me a bit of a cant.
Norris's lips the cant of its being a very happy thing and a great blessing to their poor dear sister Price to have them so well provided for.
Cant the whole forward--a touch on the wheel will suffice--and she sweeps at your good direction up or down.
Noticing a stranger listening to him with a va- cant grin, he explained, stretching out his legs cyn- ically, that this queer old Hagberd, a retired coast- ing-skipper, was waiting for the return of a son of his.
Our telescopes and our mathematical investigations assure us on every hand -- notwithstanding the cant of the more ignorant of the priesthood -- that space, and therefore that bulk, is an important consideration in the eyes of the Almighty.
I hate the word now, because of all the cant with which superstition has wrapped it round.
Criticism is infested with a cant of materialism, which assumes that manual skill and activity is the first merit of all men, and disparages such as say and do not, overlooking the fact that some men, namely poets, are natural sayers, sent into the world to the end of expression, and confounds them with those whose province is action but who quit it to imitate the sayers.
Don't you insult human relations by dragging all this cant about buying and selling into it.