any of several frames bracketed aft of the transom of a ship and inclined slightly to the fore-and-aft direction.
any transverse frame not perpendicular to the fore-and-aft midship line.
a wooden lever with a movable iron hook and a blunt, often toothed tip near the lower end, used chiefly for grasping and canting, or turning over logs. Historical Examples The Man in the Twilight Ridgwell Cullum The Snow-Burner Henry Oyen Forest Neighbors William Davenport Hulbert The Lincoln Story Book Henry L. Williams The Story […]
to chant; intone. Historical Examples Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, March 24, 1920. Various verb to chant (passages of the Hebrew Scriptures) according to the traditional Jewish melody to intone or chant
an inclined or beveled strip of wood, for changing the pitch of a roof slope or for rounding out the angle between a flat roof and an adjoining parapet.
insincere, especially conventional expressions of enthusiasm for high ideals, goodness, or piety. the private language of the underworld. the phraseology peculiar to a particular class, party, profession, etc.: the cant of the fashion industry. whining or singsong speech, especially of beggars. to talk hypocritically. to speak in the whining or singsong tone of a beggar; […]