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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj canted departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal "the leaning tower of Pisa","the headstones were tilted"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ribbon worms eat themselves if they cant find food
    • Canted Having angles; as, a six canted bolt head; a canted window.
    • Canted Inclined at an angle to something else; tipped; sloping.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Dogs can hear sounds that you cant
    • canted Having cants or angles: in architecture, applied to pillars, turrets, or towers the plan of which is a polygon.
    • canted Tilted to one side.
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  • Dr. Who
    Dr. Who
    “There's no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.”
  • Laurence Sterne
    “Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world -- though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst -- the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; cant's into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don't just think it -- ink it!”
  • Robert Burns
    “Their sighing, canting, grace-proud faces, their three-mile prayers, and half-mile graces.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “There is a certain satisfaction in coming down to the lowest ground of politics, for we get rid of cant and hypocrisy.”
  • John Adams
    “I read my eyes out and cant read half enough. The more one reads the more one sees we have to read.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From 2d Cant


In literature:

Liberty was the creed or the cant of the day.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 59, September, 1862" by Various
In other words, victims of their own cant, they preach a panacea in which they really do not believe.
"'Tis Sixty Years Since" by Charles Francis Adams
The steamer canted, and the Captain's orders rang out clear.
"The Magnetic North" by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
Palmer said the doctrine of nonresistance was whining cant.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, Number 60, October 1862" by Various
Their cant, I mean; no allusion to cannibalism.
"Dragon's blood" by Henry Milner Rideout
This canting hypocrite, this wolf in priest's clothing must be brought to book.
"Tutt and Mr. Tutt" by Arthur Train
It is cant to talk of the King's advocate delaying a prosecution from malice.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 5" by Boswell
How hypocritical the cant in England about free-trade!
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XI" by John Lord
His tongue is very voluble, which with canting proves him a linguist.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
I hate those canting meetings, don't you, Jack?
"Christie, the King's Servant" by Mrs. O. F. Walton
Faerie Queene, l. 3. cant.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
There's no Indecency in the Confession, the Design is modest and honourable, and all your Affectation cant disguise it.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
By the time they had canted the water out of the swamped boat, Bill and his partner appeared on the scene.
"The Cruise of the Dazzler" by Jack London
Are our praises of death in victory, then, all cant, and are all the eloquent rhapsodies of poets and essayists a sham?
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
Lucy had been educated superior to cant and false morals.
"Miles Wallingford" by James Fenimore Cooper
The race is between some shuffling old lawyer, or a canting saint.
"International Weekly Miscellany, Vol. 1, No. 5, July 29, 1850" by Various
You hold disgrace and miserable poverty over my head, and cant of restoration and repentance!
"Vanguards of the Plains" by Margaret McCarter
Cant the piece to the right and aim at the same bull's eye.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
They fasted, they prayed, and they wrote pages of their peculiar cant, which would be ludicrous were it not profane.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
One nice thing about these trains is the Top cant get at you between stashuns.
""Same old Bill, eh Mable!"" by Edward Streeter

In poetry:

"The cant of party, school, and sect,
Provoked at times his honest scorn,
And Folly, in its gray respect,
He tossed on satire's horn.
"My Namesake" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I can’t detect the flowing lines
Of Grecian features in your face,
Nor are there patent any signs
That link you with the Roman race.
"Black Lizzie" by Henry Kendall
Here they are, the snowy clouds,
I can’t take my eyes from all that:
Right now, shall merge our routs
In snows, so white and so dead.
"The Anguish of a Mirage" by Innokentii Fedorovich Annensky
"Now, out upon thee, canting knave!"
And strong hands shook the door.
"Believe me, Macy," quoth the priest,
"Thou 'lt rue thy conduct sore."
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And then dawn: the petals close
a little crumpled. Something soft
and secret is brooding in an urn,
some new happiness I can’t understand yet.
"Night-Blooming Jasmine" by Giovanni Pascoli
When Mistress Peggy moves around,
Her dresses make a mocking sound.
“You can’t catch me!” they seem to say—
I often steal a ride that way.
"The Joy Ride" by Oliver Herford

In news:

Looking at last years pictures,cant wait for the nice wheather.
Cant believe this took us so long: Letterman 's Top Ten List of Eliot Spitzer Excuses: 10.
I remember times when I had baseball players that went into prolonged slumps and I stayed with them probably too long at times because you want your players to succeed and, as the old saying goes, you cant end a slump from the bench.
Cant pass up chance deep blue or inland any info could make this a great working vacation.
I cant remember an election that has been filled with so much nonsense .
There´s a reason you´re such a klutz when lopping off the head of a virtual ogre: You can´t feel what you´re doing.
BOTY judges (and a couple others) can¿t pass up a good photo.
There are the characters that you cant get enough of, and then there are the fillers.
Are You Eking Out a Living, and Cant Get What You Want from a Job.
Feminist are not happy with the design of the urinals in the Rolling Stones Fan Museum in Germany… well ladies, you cant always get what you want.
The song was Cant find my way home by Bonnie Raitt and Little Feet.
Viewing posts tagged cant stomach cancer.
You cant make this stuff up.
Reigning Sound sings the somber "If Christmas Cant Bring You Home".
Tank looks sweet but you cant judge a book by its cover.

In science:

While such studies allowed for some significant advances in the understanding of these processes, the sparsity of detailed information from the infrared presented a ma jor obstacle to any significant further progress.
Spectroscopic Survey of 1.4 GHz and 24 Micron Sources in the Spitzer First Look Survey with WIYN/Hydra
Because of the relaxation, the degradations are significant ly smaller than with SOS1, as expected, but this should not be considered very significant.
Bid Optimization for Internet Graphical Ad Auction Systems via Special Ordered Sets
The most significant period in the ASAS photometry is given in Table 1 (0.513 d, QAoV = 15.4), its alias 18.86 d is also significant, ( QAoV = 13.3) but we consider it as less likely due to very high activity of the star.
Age-Rotation-Activity Relations for M Dwarf Stars Based on ASAS Photometric Data
The rigid or live character of the spheroidal components would make a significant e ffect, by exchanging angular momentum, only if their mass is relatively significant.
Star formation in isolated AMIGA galaxies: dynamical influence of bars
It is conceivable that there are sources which were less significant than 3σ in the wavdetect output which would have become more significant than 3σ in the ACIS Extract output after the source and background extraction regions had been adjusted.
Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33): A First Look
The significantly higher value of the NH argues that this is a background AGN, likely with a significant amount of intrinsic absorption.
Chandra ACIS Survey of M33 (ChASeM33): A First Look
This w can’t be in N (T ) by construction, and it can’t be in T since S ′ contains no vertices from N (T ).
On the Rank of Random Sparse Matrices
The statement says roughly the following: there exist subtrees of Tn branching on a vertex bn of the ancestral line from xn to yn that attain labels that are significantly smaller (in the scale n1/4 ) than l(yn ), but such that l(bn ) is significantly larger than l(yn ).
On the sphericity of scaling limits of random planar quadrangulations
The ZIP randomized response model is used to find (1) the probability distribution of regulatory noncompliance, (2) the probability of SP, (3) significant predictors of regulatory noncompliance and (4) significant predictors of SP.
Accounting for self-protective responses in randomized response data from a social security survey using the zero-inflated Poisson model
An intuitive answer is obtained by noting that a significant increase of the level density implies a significant increase in the complexity of the wave functions making up the GOE states.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Physics
By contrast, if the SFRs are significantly over-estimated by the radio, or the COto-H2 conversion were significantly different from SMGs, then SFRGs could have similar efficiencies to typical ULIRGs.
Interferometric CO Observations of submillimeter-faint, radio-selected starburst galaxies at z~2
However, the shape of the spectrum does not change significantly between the two observations, suggesting that changes in the stellar luminosity do not significantly impact the structure and composition of the dust shells.
Silicon carbide absorption features: dust formation in the outflows of extreme carbon stars
As we showed before, even the highest mass galaxies do not significantly change their masses when hot mode accretion is removed, but they do significantly change their SSFRs.
Galaxies in a Simulated $\Lambda$CDM Universe II: Observable Properties and Constraints on Feedback
In practical cases, s has at most k significant elements and the insignificant elements are set to zero which means s is an almost k-sparse vector.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
In this case, most of the DCT coefficients are insignificant and if they are set to zero, the quality of the image will not degrade significantly.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing