This is a very strange way of showing your Respect, Mr. canker.
It is very unworthy, I am afraid, but it is a canker that is eating my heart out.
But she remembered Joseph of Pella, the shepherd; even then his wholesomeness was not without its canker.
The cheer is renewed by canker's men, yelling and hat waving at the heels of the herd.
What is everything, if there is a canker at the heart; what matters if hell goes on burning in our lives?
It was a bitter pill to have to go down and consult with canker, but he did not know what else to do.
Their lives had suddenly come to flower; and there was no canker in any of the blossoms.
Beware of the little beginnings which 'eat as doth a canker.'
By some thrush is believed to be but the commencement of canker.
This covetousness is like canker, that eats the iron place where it lives.
late Old English cancer "spreading ulcer, cancerous tumor," from Latin cancer "malignant tumor," literally "crab" (see cancer); influenced in Middle English by Old North French cancre "canker, sore, abscess" (Old French chancre, Modern French chancre). The word was the common one for "cancer" until c.1700. Also used since 15c. of caterpillars and insect larvae that eat plant buds and leaves. As a verb from late 14c. Related: Cankered; cankerous. Canker blossom is recorded from 1580s.
canker can·ker (kāng'kər)
Ulceration of the mouth and lips.
An acute inflammation or infection of the ear and auditory canal, especially in dogs and cats.
a gangrene or mortification which gradually spreads over the whole body (2 Tim. 2:17). In James 5:3 "cankered" means "rusted" (R.V.) or tarnished.