, 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.

(Cant"ing), n. The use of cant; hypocrisy.

(||Can`ti*niere") n. [F., fr. cantine a sutler's shop, canteen.] (Mil) A woman who carries a canteen for soldiers; a vivandière.

(Can"tion) n. [L. cantio, from canere to sing.] A song or verses. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Can"tle) n. [OF. cantel, chantel, corner, side, piece, F. chanteau a piece cut from a larger piece, dim. of OF. cant edge, corner. See 1st Cant.]

1. A corner or edge of anything; a piece; a fragment; a part. "In one cantle of his law." Milton.

Cuts me from the best of all my land
A huge half moon, a monstrous cantle out.

2. The upwardly projecting rear part of saddle, opposite to the pommel. [Written also cante.]

(Can"tle), v. t. To cut in pieces; to cut out from. [Obs.] [Written also cantile.]

(Cant"let) n. [Dim. of cantle.] A piece; a fragment; a corner. Dryden.

(Can"to) n.; pl. Cantos [It. canto, fr. L. cantus singing, song. See Chant.]

1. One of the chief divisions of a long poem; a book.

2. (Mus.) The highest vocal part; the air or melody in choral music; anciently the tenor, now the soprano.

||Canto fermo[It.] (Mus.), the plain ecclesiastical chant in cathedral service; the plain song.

Canting arms

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