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- n. Plural form of cantation.
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Niagara, and every flower-bed, pre-exist, or super-exist, in pre-cantations, which sail like odors in the air, and when any man goes by with an ear sufficiently fine, he overhears them and endeavors to write down the notes without diluting or depraving them.
Instead, they justify these hooligans’ actions by crying racism, classism, and old cantations that don’t hold up anymore (whitey holding them back, school system failing them, fatherless homes, poverty, racism, etc).