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cant dog

[kant] /kænt/
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Maine variety of the cant-dog, illustrated on the cover.

  • But Wade drove the peak of his cant-dog into a log and clung to the upright handle.

  • He drove his cant-dog point into the floor of the porch and left the tool waggling slowly to and fro.

  • And each man took a new grip on his cant-dog handle and loped on.

  • And when timber jack-strawed too wildly to be readily loosened by cant-dog and pick-pole they dynamited.

  • The “peavy” is the Maine name for a slightly different variety of “cant-dog,” which takes its title from its maker in Old Town.

  • One river-driver jumps upon it, and holds the boat fast, while another grapples it with a powerful lever called a cant-dog.

  • Tim, said Jim, when the cant-dog man appeared, there was a time when lumberjacks would fight for their boss.

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  • Jim asked Tim Bennett as the cant-dog man hurried up to the engine.

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