Cantoral staff, the official staff or baton of a cantor or precentor, with which time is marked for the singers.

(Can*to"ris) a. [L., lit., of the cantor, gen. of cantor.] Of or pertaining to a cantor; as, the cantoris side of a choir; a cantoris stall. Shipley.

(Can"trap Can"trip) n. [Cf. Icel. gandar, ODan. & OSw. gan, witchcraft, and E. trap a snare, tramp.] A charm; an incantation; a shell; a trick; adroit mischief. [Written also cantraip.] [Scot.]

(Can"tred ||Can"tref), n. [W. cantref; cant hundred + tref dwelling place, village.] A district comprising a hundred villages, as in Wales. [Written also kantry.]

(Can"ty) a. Cheerful; sprightly; lively; merry. "The canty dame." Wordsworth [Scot. & Prov. Eng.]

Contented with little, and canty with mair.

(Ca*nuck") n.

1. A Canadian. [Slang]

2. A small or medium-sized hardy horse, common in Canada. [Colloq.]

(Can"u*la) n., Canular
(Can"u*lar) a., Canulated
(Can"u*la`ted) a. See Cannula, Cannular, and Cannulated.

(Can"vas) n. [OE. canvas, canevas, F. canevas, LL. canabacius hempen cloth, canvas, L. cannabis hemp, fr. G. . See Hemp.]

1. A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; — used for tents, sails, etc.

By glimmering lanes and walls of canvas led.

2. (a) A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work. (b) A piece of strong cloth of which the surface has been prepared to receive painting, commonly painting in oil.

History . . . does not bring out clearly upon the canvas the details which were familiar.
J. H. Newman.

3. Something for which canvas is used: (a) A sail, or a collection of sails. (b) A tent, or a collection of tents. (c) A painting, or a picture on canvas.

To suit his canvas to the roughness of the see.

Light, rich as that which glows on the canvas of Claude.

4. A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; esp. one to show a poet the measure of the verses he is to make. Grabb.

(Can"vas), a. Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.

(Can"tor) n. [L., a singer, fr. caner to sing.] A singer; esp. the leader of a church choir; a precentor.

The cantor of the church intones the Te Deum.

(Can"tor*al) a. Of or belonging to a cantor.

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