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  • cannot, can't

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In heraldry, a. bearing representing a duck without beak or feet.


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  • "You mun write to the young lady, and in your letter you must put it plain and honest that it turns out she cannet be your wife, the first having come back; that ye cannet see her more; and that -- ye wish her weel."

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • "Ah, well, it cannet be helped!" said the other, with philosophic woefulness.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • "You're liberal -- very liberal, but no, no -- I cannet!" the young man still replied, with some distress in his accents.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • I would understand why there should be a wee bit of envy; but I cannet see a reason for the whole intensity of what he feels.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • "But I cannet discharge a man who was once a good friend to me.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • « We are notignorant, myLord, that fpcedy communication of the orden his Majefty can employ the force which which have been addi-eHcd to him, dated DisinsProvidence has pui into hishandai the ilith liifbnt, cannet but lelHfy tohb but can the goodileft of his heart fuflcr Excellency the feeling of forrow as well him to eniploy means To contrary to the as grief into which the nation is (Junged, welfare of his fubjecls!

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  • In heraldry, a poor duck, represented with no feet or beak, that wishes it were a martlet with a forked tail to appease its dignity.

    March 6, 2011