Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- 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.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of canton.
- adj. heraldry Having a charge in each of the four corners; said of a cross on a shield, and also of the shield itself.
- adj. architecture Having the angles marked by, or decorated with, projecting mouldings or small columns.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Her.) Having a charge in each of the four corners; -- said of a cross on a shield, and also of the shield itself.
- adj. (Arch.) Having the angles marked by, or decorated with, projecting moldings or small columns.
“Jerusalem, was a cross counter patent cantoned with four little crosses or, upon a field azure, displaying thus metal upon metal.”
“It was to end this ping-pong game that the international community has called for Bunia to be demilitarised and for armed groups to be cantoned outside the town" he added, saying the presence of armed militia made it impossible for assembly members to move around town.”
“Rwandan rebels who have been disarmed and cantoned at the base in Kamina”
“That line extended seventy-seven miles from Burlington, New Jersey, to the Hackensack River near New York, and the troops, cantoned loosely along it, could not readily be brought together on a sudden alarm.”
“Weapons have been cantoned, troops demobilized, and territory exchanged.”
“If the French were cantoned along and to the east of that great river, the corps would be in a good position to cover the operations already in progress against the remaining Silesian fortresses and at the same time protect the planned sieges of the important ports of Danzig, Köslin and Strälsund on the Baltic coast.”
“Prussian troops cantoned in the neighbourhood of Hamburg.”
“Westphalia, Hanover, Mecklenburg, and Pomerania, and all the French troops cantoned between Berlin and Hamburg, including those who occupied the coast of the Baltic, fell back upon Hamburg.”
“He accordingly ordered a retrograde movement to the other side of the Mincio, where his army was cantoned.”
“Gallic horsemen worshiped her wherever they were cantoned; her monuments have been found scattered from Scotland to Transylvania.”
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