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  • n. Plural form of cantrap.


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  • And Jurgen cleared his throat, for he believed that he now understood the proper use of cantraps.

    Jurgen A Comedy of Justice

  • When I come across one of your merry fellows that's for playing cantraps on a man, it's my rule to make them pay the piper; and that's a

    Horse-Shoe Robinson: A Tale of the Tory Ascendency.

  • You ain't going to give in to all her cantraps that way, John? '

    The Way We Live Now

  • Asther’s mess and Huster’s micture and Yellownan’s embrocation and Pinkingtone’s patty and stardust and sinner’s tears, acuredent to Sharadan’s Art of Panning, chanting, for all regale to the like of the legs he left behind with Litty fun Letty fan Leven, his cantraps of fermented words, abracadabra calubra culorum, (his oewfs … la Madame Gabrielle de l’Eglise, his avgs … la Mistress

    Finnegans Wake

  • You ain’t going to give in to all her cantraps that way, John?’

    The Way We Live Now


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