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.
Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies) John Howie
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]
part of an ancient Roman drama chanted or sung and accompanied by music. Historical Examples Notre-Dame de Paris Victor Hugo The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri Folkways William Graham Sumner Old-Time Makers of Medicine James J. Walsh The Roman Poets of the Republic William Young Sellar
one of the nonmetrical hymns or chants, chiefly from the Bible, used in church services. a song, poem, or hymn especially of praise. Historical Examples The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various Abbe Mouret’s Transgression Emile Zola Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote The Red Lily, Complete Anatole France The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Emile Zola The […]
Song of Solomon, The. noun another name for the Song of Solomon, used in the Douay Bible
part of an ancient Roman drama chanted or sung and accompanied by music. Historical Examples The Dramatic Values in Plautus Wilton Wallace Blancke Letters of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy from Italy and Switzerland Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy A Brief History of Wood-engraving from Its Invention Joseph Cundall A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4) Richard Baxter