from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small can or cup.
- n. A small wooden bucket.
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- n. Alternative form of canakin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small can or drinking vessel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little can or cup. Also written canakin.
- n. A wooden bucket for holding sugar, rice, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a wooden bucket
- n. a small can
Or, So let the cannikin clink clink … let the cannikin clink!
Or, So let the cannikin clink clink… let the cannikin clink!
No cannikin was skimped while I was at the spigot.
At the final "Yo, ho, ho!" every cannikin crashed on the deal table and the lantern heaved to and fro overhead as if a gale were blowing outside.
Dampier and Mr Hobby were left alone on their ship, within hearing of the buccaneers, who sang, and danced to the fiddle, and clinked the cannikin, till the moon had set.
QUOTATION: When the liquors out, why clink the cannikin?
Shakespeare's lyrics to music of the old English school, such as his uproarious "Let me the cannikin clink," and his dainty "Tell me where is fancy bred."
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There was an old fiddler, a kind of Orpheus of the slums, who would sometimes creep in there and take his post in a corner and begin to play, happy if the mad lads threw him halfpence, or thrust a half-drained tankard under his tearful old nose: happy, too, if they did not -- as they often did -- toss the cannikin at him out of mere lightness of heart and drunkenness of wit.
"And let me the cannikin clink," and ending, "Why then let a soldier drink," Cassio commends the excellence of the ditty.
He drew some cognac from the cask into a tin cannikin.