from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cant-hook, 1. Brockett.
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He drove his cant-dog point into the floor of the porch and left the tool waggling slowly to and fro.
Each man bore a tool of some sort, either ax, cant-dog, iron-shod peavey-stick, or cross-cut saw; and the moonshine flashed on the steel surfaces.