• WordNet 3.6
    • n cantonment temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers "wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cantonment A town or village, or part of a town or village, assigned to a body of troops for quarters; temporary shelter or place of rest for an army; quarters.☞ When troops are sheltered in huts or quartered in the houses of the people during any suspension of hostilities, they are said to be in cantonment, or to be cantoned. In India, permanent military stations, or military towns, are termed cantonments.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cantonment A part or division of a town or village assigned to a particular regiment of troops; especially, in India, a permanent military station forming the nucleus of the European quarter of a city.
    • n cantonment plural The dwelling-places occupied by an army during any suspension of active operations in the field; the temporary shelter, other than that of tents, which an army may occasionally take, as when, during a season of excessive heat, the troops are distributed in villages, houses, etc., but so as not to be widely scattered; military quarters; specifically, the winter quarters of an army.
    • n cantonment The placing of troops in temporary quarters.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cantonment can-tōōn′ment the temporary quarters of troops when taking part in manœuvres or active operations: in India, permanent military towns, distinct and at some little distance from the principal cities
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. cantonnement,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. canton; It. cantone, corner, district—canto, a corner: cf. Cant (2).


In literature:

In the months to come that same moon was to sail over the cantonment where Derry slept heavily after hard days.
"The Tin Soldier" by Temple Bailey
The supply of the Canton treasury with funds for the provision of the next year's China investment was the ground of this plan.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
And here was Dalton trespassing with his tables and chairs and his Canton teapot.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
Dozens of these nests are to be seen in every Indian cantonment in February and March.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
Elsa would rather have lain down in her Canton lounging-chair.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
Who is the best shot in Canton Valais?
"The Ice-Maiden: and Other Tales." by Hans Christian Andersen
Then Luxembourg, who had cantoned his army between Conde, Leuzet, and Tournay, returned to Paris, leaving Boufflers to command in his absence.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
Canton engine; won't fly.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
These pirates of Canton have always been a menace.
"My Lady of the Chinese Courtyard" by Elizabeth Cooper
This would bring the Canton packet 1000 miles into the trade winds to Christmas Isle.
"A General Plan for a Mail Communication by Steam, Between Great Britain and the Eastern and Western Parts of the World" by James MacQueen
Ninety miles north-west of Hong Kong lies the second city of China, Canton (Plate XVI.).
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
General Johnston, with about 6000 men, was supposed to be near Canton.
"Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863" by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
The competence of the Landesgemeinde varies somewhat from canton to canton, but in all cases it is very comprehensive.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
"The Humour and Pathos of Anglo-Indian Life" by Dr. Ticklemore
Who is the best shot in the canton of Vallais?
"Rudy and Babette" by Hans Christian Andersen
While he was in Shanghai, the Canton regime carried on a fragmentary existence.
"Government in Republican China" by Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
Saint-juirs is the name of a village in the canton of Sainte Hermine.
"The Surprises of Life" by Georges Clemenceau
It being one of the market days, we saw many different costumes (belonging to the various cantons) assembled.
"First Impressions on a Tour upon the Continent" by Marianne Baillie
Each of these thirteen cantons preserved its own independence and its own mode of government.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
It was a large military station till 1830, when the cantonment was removed to Deesa.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

We know the quay of Glasgow
And the river at Saigon—
We've drunk our glass with a Chinese lass
In a house-boat at Canton.
"Seafarer" by Anonymous Americas
This patriot's self-devoted deed
First tamed the Lion's mood,
And the four forest cantons freed
From thraldom by his blood.
"The Battle of Sempach" by Sir Walter Scott
I see African and Asiatic towns;
I see Algiers, Tripoli, Derne, Mogadore, Timbuctoo, Monrovia;
I see the swarms of Pekin, Canton, Benares, Delhi, Calcutta,
"Salut Au Monde" by Walt Whitman
She'd been a canal walker in Venice,
And she used to catch Cans out in Canton.
Her skin was so dark I'd have missed her that night,
But she'd hold of a constable's lantern.
"Black And White Cargo" by Billy Bennett
Cantarai d'aquestz trobadors
que canton de maintas colors
e.l pieier cuida dir mout gen;
mas a cantar lor er aillors
q'entrametre.n vei cen pastors
c'us non sap qe.s mont'o.s dissen.
"Cantarai d'aquest trobadors" by Bernard De Ventadorn
But need we, friend, insist on this?
Since, in the very Cantons Swiss,
All your philosophers agree,
And prove it plain, that one may be
A heretic or true believer,
On this or t'other side the rive.
"Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto II." by Matthew Prior

In news:

Barney has been one of Reed's biggest supporters for enshrinement in Canton.
Canton, NY, Nov 13, 2012 — SUNY Canton will host Chicago writer Adam Levin on Wednesday night as part of their "Living Writers Reading Series".
Izzi female Lhasa Apso in Canton.
Missing since 03-19-11 on Cleveland Ave NW in Canton, Ohio.
Plane Crash In Canton Leaves Two Dead.
Police raided Canton home, found guns, but officer now accused of lying.
Eula was born April 29, 1913 in Canton, the daughter of the late Edna Floss Price and A.
Noble Medical Building Annex in Canton.
While work on Canton-Potsdam Hospital's new cancer center in Potsdam is underway, exterior work on the 12,000 square foot E.J.
Canton man charged with menacing .
Canton's first microbrewery prepares to set up shop.
He was born April 12, 1957, in Canton, and was a 1975 graduate of Glenwood High School.
The Canton Stallions won the American Amateur Baseball Congress Stan Musial World Series in 2011 when it was played in Houston.
Canton wins in cross country.
Born in Canton, she had been a resident of North Ridgeville since 1987 moving from Sherrodsville.

In science:

Canton tried to compress water to a pressure of the order of 0.1 GPa (Block,1980).
Two simple problems in semiclassical dense matter physics
Canton say today,when 15 different phases of water ice are known.
Two simple problems in semiclassical dense matter physics
The system is developed by CedarsSinai Medical Center, The Canton Group, Grafik, John Hopkins University and the PCF.
C-PASS-PC: A Cloud-driven Prototype of Multi-Center Proactive Surveillance System for Prostate Cancer
Canton sometime in the X V I I I century made a first attempt to perform an experiment under high static pressure.
Basic notions of dense matter physics: applications to astronomy
Fruit fly time series: A large population of wild type (Canton-S) fruit flies was split into twelve cages and allowed to lay eggs which were transferred into an incubator and aged for 30 minutes.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
The Institute is financed by Canton Ticino, ETHZ and City of Locarno together with the municipalities affiliated with CISL.
Observing the Second Solar Spectrum at IRSOL
Emerson & Cumming Inc., Canton, Massachusetts.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen
Current address : Zurich Cantonal Bank, P.O.
Monte Carlo Algorithms for Optimal Stopping and Statistical Learning