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Meaning of CANTING

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cant"ing\, a.
    Speaking in a whining tone of voice; using technical or
    religious terms affectedly; affectedly pious; as, a canting
    rogue; a canting tone. -- {Cant"ing*ly}, adv. --
    {Cant"ing*ness}, n.
    {Canting arms}, {Canting heraldry} (Her.), bearings in the
       nature of a rebus alluding to the name of the bearer.
       Thus, the Castletons bear three castles, and Pope Adrian
       IV. (Nicholas Breakspeare) bore a broken spear.
  2. \Cant"ing\, n.
    The use of cant; hypocrisy.
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