• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cantoned (Her) Having a charge in each of the four corners; -- said of a cross on a shield, and also of the shield itself.
    • Cantoned (Arch) Having the angles marked by, or decorated with, projecting moldings or small columns; as, a cantoned pier or pilaster.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cantoned In heraldry, between or surrounded by charges which occupy the corners: said of a cross when depicted of the full size of the field, as an honorable ordinary.
    • cantoned Furnished at the angles or sides with some projecting part: in architecture, applied to a building of which the corners are decorated with projecting pilasters or coins. The expression is more particularly employed in describing pillars such as those of the Renaissance style, which have a projecting shaft on each of their faces or on each of their angles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cantoned (archit.) ornamented at the corners with projecting pilasters:
    • Cantoned (her.) placed in the midst of charges occupying the corners
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. canton; It. cantone, corner, district—canto, a corner: cf. Cant (2).


In literature:

We had a fine passage to Canton, or rather to Whampoa, which is as far up the river of Canton as ships go.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
Canton was captured the same year; and Yeh, the governor, was taken prisoner, and sent to Calcutta.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
Our house was out of cantonments, in a very exposed situation.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877" by James Kennedy
The cantonment of Kohat is 1700 feet above sea level and no hill in the district reaches 5000 feet.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
At length the frigate entered the Chinese waters, and anchored off Canton.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
I looked forward to a speedy and pleasant run to Canton, for I reckoned upon carrying the Trades with us practically all the way.
"Turned Adrift" by Harry Collingwood
Near Canton, we passed another pagoda, and then the white spire of the French cathedral gleamed out, and our goal was reached.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck
In Canton, Mississippi Wiley Lyons had the biggest finest brick house in that country.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Switzerland is menaced with a war on the part of the German Powers, for the purpose of recovering for Prussia the Canton of Neufchatel.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
The portion of Tartary in which this malady rages is not unlike many of the cantons of Switzerland and Savoy.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne

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:

Of Defense-funded institution in North Canton, Ohio, this fall will hold a contest calling for pedestrian-bridge designs that specify titanium.
Kids enjoyed a day in the mud Saturday at the Canton PeeWee Organization's "The Mudder" fundraiser.
Piaget was hospitalized 10 days ago at Geneva Cantonal Hospital.
Canton, Jan 07, 2010 — This was a special " Play Along With the Radio" edition of the program, featuring a live jam band in the studio.
Elway a Crowd Pleaser In Canton's Class of '04.
Friendly Canton spot needs to spice things up.
Plug Ugly's opens in Canton.
SUNY Canton, Potsdam hire joint library staffer.
CANTON — SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam have hired Glen R Bogardus as an interlibrary loan specialist.
The Canton- Potsdam Hospital salad bar.
Powwow at SUNY Canton.
Preservationist Steve Coon at Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Canton.
Dorry Segev and Sommer Gentry's Canton rowhouse.
Staff sergeant Michael Merritt, a radiologist from Canton, Conn.
Staff sergeant Michael Merritt, a radiologist from Canton, Conn. Is interviewed by a Connecticut TV station during the UConn basketball team's visit to Landstuhl militray hospital.

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