She spent 12-hour days at the Red Cross canteen, doing whatever was needed.
“The profit from the canteen goes directly back into the facility,” says Van Wickler.
“Being popular online is like sitting at the cool table in the canteen…In a mental hospital,” he wrote.
"I am very thankful to you," she said, handing back the canteen; yet the words were spoken in mockery.
This revived him, and he offered us his canteen, in which was some excellent Jamaica.
“You are a rebel, but I will do that for you,” replied the Zouave; and he gave him a canteen filled with water.
Ashton had half drained the canteen on the way up the mountain.
The bayonet scabbard lay at one side, the canteen at the other.
Blake dashed his face with the cupful of water still left in the canteen.
Even our little social haven, the canteen, did not stay the urgent need for something more active.
c.1710, "store in a military camp," from French cantine "sutler's shop" (17c.), from Italian cantina "wine cellar, vault," which is perhaps another of the many meanings that were attached to Latin canto "corner;" in this case, perhaps "corner for storage." A Gaulish origin also has been proposed. Extended to "refreshment room at a military base, school, etc." from 1870. Meaning "small tin for water or liquor, carried by soldiers on the march, campers, etc." is from 1744, from a sense in French.