(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.