a salient angle.
a sudden movement that tilts or overturns a thing.
a slanting or tilted position.
an oblique line or surface, as one formed by cutting off the corner of a square of cube.
an oblique or slanting face of anything.
Civil Engineering, bank1 (def 6).
a sudden pitch or toss.
Also called flitch. a partly trimmed log.
oblique or slanting.
to bevel; form an oblique surface upon.
to put in an oblique position; tilt; tip.
to throw with a sudden jerk.
to take or have an inclined position; tilt; turn.
insincere talk, esp concerning religion or morals; pious platitudes
stock phrases that have become meaningless through repetition
specialized vocabulary of a particular group, such as thieves, journalists, or lawyers; jargon
singsong whining speech, as used by beggars
(intransitive) to speak in or use cant
inclination from a vertical or horizontal plane; slope; slant
a sudden movement that tilts or turns something
the angle or tilt thus caused
a corner or outer angle, esp of a building
an oblique or slanting surface, edge, or line
to tip, tilt, or overturn, esp with a sudden jerk
to set in an oblique position
another word for bevel (sense 1)
having flat surfaces and without curves
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) lusty; merry; hearty
… Slang is universal, whilst Cant is restricted in usage to certain classes of the community: thieves, vagrom men, and — well, their associates. … Slang boasts a quasi-respectability denied to Cant, though Cant is frequently more enduring, its use continuing without variation of meaning for many generations. [John S. Farmer, Forewords to “Musa Pedestris,” 1896]
kantharos. a deep bowl set upon a stem terminating in a foot and having two handles rising from the brim and curving downward to join the body. Historical Examples Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6 Various The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer’s Standpoint, Vol. I (of II) Walter M. Chandler Chambers’s Twentieth […]
Spanish fly (def 1). cantharis, Spanish fly (def 2). Also called cantharides. a preparation of powdered blister beetles, especially the Spanish fly, used medicinally as a counterirritant, diuretic, and aphrodisiac. Also, Spanishfly. Also called cantharis. a common European blister beetle, Cantharis (Lytta) vesicatoria, that yields this preparation. Historical Examples The Ladies Book of Useful Information […]
noun any beetle of the family Cantharidae, having a soft elongated body; though found frequenting flowers, they are carnivorous Historical Examples Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various