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Shelta

Shelta (; Irish: Seiltis) is a language spoken by Rilantu Mincéirí (Irish Travellers), particularly in Ireland and the United Kingdom. It is widely known as the Cant, to its native speakers in Ireland as De Gammon, and to the linguistic community as Shelta.
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Cant

Angular deviation from a vertical or horizontal plane or surface; an inclination or slope.
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Shelta

A secret jargon used by traditionally itinerant people in Great Britain and Ireland, based on systematic inversion or alteration of the initial consonants of Gaelic words. Also called Cant, Gammon.
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Cant

A slanted or oblique surface.
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Cant

A thrust or motion that tilts something.
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Cant

The tilt caused by such a thrust or motion.
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Cant

An outer corner, as of a building.
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Cant

Tedious or hackneyed language, especially when used sanctimoniously
"a merciless onslaught upon the cant of the age, the cant about progress, equality, [and] universal education" (C. Vann Woodward).
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Cant

The special vocabulary peculiar to the members of an underworld group; argot.
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Cant

The special vocabulary of a profession, discipline, or social group; jargon.
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Cant

Cant See Shelta.
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Cant

Whining or singsong speech, such as that used by beggars.
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Cant

To set at an oblique angle; tilt.
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Cant

To give a slanting edge to; bevel.
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Cant

To change the direction of suddenly.
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Cant

To lean to one side; slant.
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Cant

To take an oblique direction or course; swing around, as a ship.
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Cant

To speak tediously or sanctimoniously.
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Cant

To speak in argot or jargon.
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Cant

To speak in a whining or singsong voice.
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Cant

(countable) An argot, the jargon of a particular class or subgroup.
He had the look of a prince, but the cant of a fishmonger.
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Cant

A private or secret language used by a religious sect, gang, or other group.
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Cant

A language spoken by some Irish Travellers; Shelta.
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Cant

Empty, hypocritical talk.
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Cant

(uncountable) Whining speech, such as that used by beggars.
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Cant

A blazon of a coat of arms that makes a pun upon the name (or, less often, some attribute or function) of the bearer, canting arms.
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Cant

(obsolete) A call for bidders at a public fair; an auction.
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Cant

(obsolete) Side, edge, corner, niche.
Under the cant of a hill.
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Cant

Slope, the angle at which something is set.
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Cant

A corner (of a building).
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Cant

An outer or external angle.
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Cant

An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a tilt.
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Cant

A movement or throw that overturns something.
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Cant

A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so given.
To give a ball a cant
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Cant

(coopering) A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.
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Cant

A segment of the rim of a wooden cogwheel.
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Cant

(nautical) A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads.
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Cant

(lumbering) An unfinished log after preliminary cutting.
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Cant

A parcel, a division.
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Cant

(intransitive) To speak with the jargon of a class or subgroup.
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Cant

(intransitive) To speak in set phrases.
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Cant

(intransitive) To talk, beg, or preach in a singsong or whining fashion, especially in a false or empty manner.
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Cant

Of a blazon, to make a pun that references the bearer of a coat of arms.
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Cant

(obsolete) To sell by auction, or bid at an auction.
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Cant

(transitive) To set (something) at an angle.
To cant a cask; to cant a ship
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Cant

(transitive) To give a sudden turn or new direction to.
To cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football
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Cant

(transitive) To bevel an edge or corner.
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Cant

(transitive) To overturn so that the contents are emptied.
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Cant

To divide or parcel out.
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Cant

Lively, lusty.
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Cant

A corner; angle; niche.
The first and principal person in the temple was Irene, or Peace; she was placed aloft in a cant.
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Cant

An outer or external angle.
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Cant

An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl.
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Cant

A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so give; as, to give a ball a cant.
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Cant

A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.
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Cant

A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.
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Cant

A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads.
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Cant

An affected, singsong mode of speaking.
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Cant

The idioms and peculiarities of speech in any sect, class, or occupation.
The cant of any profession.
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Cant

The use of religious phraseology without understanding or sincerity; empty, solemn speech, implying what is not felt; hypocrisy.
They shall hear no cant from me.
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Cant

Vulgar jargon; slang; the secret language spoker by gipsies, thieves, tramps, or beggars.
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Cant

A call for bidders at a public sale; an auction.
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Cant

To incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship.
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Cant

To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football.
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Cant

To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of timber, or from the head of a bolt.
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Cant

To speak in a whining voice, or an affected, singsong tone.
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Cant

To make whining pretensions to goodness; to talk with an affectation of religion, philanthropy, etc.; to practice hypocrisy; as, a canting fanatic.
The rankest rogue that ever canted.
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Cant

To use pretentious language, barbarous jargon, or technical terms; to talk with an affectation of learning.
The doctor here,When he discourseth of dissection,Of vena cava and of vena porta,The meseræum and the mesentericum,What does he else but cant.
That uncouth affected garb of speech, or canting language, if I may so call it.
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Cant

To sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction.
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Cant

Of the nature of cant; affected; vulgar.
To introduce and multiply cant words in the most ruinous corruption in any language.
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Cant

Stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
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Cant

A slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
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Cant

A characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves);
They don't speak our lingo
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Cant

Insincere talk about religion or morals
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Cant

Two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees
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Cant

Heel over;
The tower is tilting
The ceiling is slanting
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