In canning he found, or rather projected, “a genius, almost a universal one, an orator, a wit, a poet, a statesman.”
The canning case does not represent a constitutional crisis.
But if I had been doing something unauthorized, that would have given people grounds for canning me.
Twenty-five years later, of course, canning Jobs seems like obvious folly.
You can get anything into prison with a canning machine and a labeler.
Marquis worked for a while at the canning machines, at the big grinding vats.
Get it ready for canning by husking it and removing the silk.
She wrote word to Nesselrode, and told him that either Adair or canning would succeed him.
Proceed with the remainder of the process as in canning peaches.
So Mr. canning; and with that speech he did in fact stop most abruptly, and at once turned a step away.
Old English 1st & 3rd person singular present indicative of cunnan "know, have power to, be able," (also "to have carnal knowledge"), from Proto-Germanic *kunnan "to be mentally able, to have learned" (cf. Old Norse kenna "to know, make known," Old Frisian kanna "to recognize, admit," German kennen "to know," Gothic kannjan "to make known"), from PIE root *gno- (see know).
Absorbing the third sense of "to know," that of "to know how to do something" (in addition to "to know as a fact" and "to be acquainted with" something or someone). An Old English preterite-present verb, its original past participle, couth, survived only in its negation (see uncouth), but cf. could. The present participle has spun off as cunning.
Old English canne "a cup, container," from Proto-Germanic *kanna (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse, Swedish kanna, Middle Dutch kanne, Dutch kan, Old High German channa, German Kanne). Probably an early borrowing from Late Latin canna "container, vessel," from Latin canna "reed," also "reed pipe, small boat;" but the sense evolution is difficult.
Modern "air-tight vessel of tinned iron" is from 1867 (can-opener is from 1877). Slang meaning "toilet" is c.1900, said to be a shortening of piss-can. Meaning "buttocks" is from c.1910.