cant, vernacular, jargon, slang, argot


: He had the look of a prince, but the cant of a fishmonger.

*: I am aware that the phrase free inquiry has become too much a cant phrase soiled by the handling of the ignorant and the reckless by those who fall into the mistake of supposing that religion has its root in the understanding and by those who can see just far enough to doubt and no further.

: People claim to care about the poor of Africa, but it is largely cant.

*: He is too well grounded for all your philosophical cant to hurt.

*: Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world — though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst — the cant of criticism is the most tormenting!

*: To sell their leases by cant.

*: The doctor here, / When he discourseth of dissection, / Of vena cava and of vena porta, / The meseraeum and the mesentericum, / What does he else but cant?

*: that uncouth affected garb of speech, or canting language, if I may so call it

*: the rankest rogue that ever canted

: rfquotek|Jonathan SwiftWebster 1913

*: The first and principal person in the temple was Irene, or Peace; she was placed aloft in a cant.

*: Owing to the cant of the vessel, the masts hung far out over the water, and from my perch on the cross-trees I had nothing below me but the surface of the bay.

: rfquotek|Totten

*: It is not only of great service in keeping the boat in her due position on the sea, but also in creating a tendency immediately to recover from any sudden cant, or [[lurch]], from a heavy wave; and it is besides beneficial in diminishing the violence of beating against the sides of the vessel which she may go to relieve.

: to give a ball a cant

: rfquotek|Knight

: rfquotek|Knight

: to cant a cask; to cant a ship

: to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football

: A vernacular of the United States is English.

: Street vernacular can be quite different from what is heard elsewhere.

: For those of a certain age, hiphop vernacular might just as well be a foreign language.

: Vatican II allowed the celebration of the mass in the vernacular.

: a vernacular disease

*: In fact all the competing theories have developed their own specialized jargons and have a tendency to be difficult to penetrate.

*: A barbarous jargon.

*: The noisy jay, / Jargoning like a foreigner at his food.

*: "Oh, there are so many superior teas and sugars now. Superior is getting to be shopkeepers slang."

*: "Are you beginning to dislike slang, then?" said Rosamond, with mild gravity.

*: "Only the wrong sort. All choice of words is slang. It marks a class."

*: "There is correct English: that is not slang."

*: "I beg your pardon: correct English is the slang of prigs who write history and essays. And the strongest slang of all is the slang of poets."

*: Before he slang the all-deciding stone...

: rfquotek|Holland

: The conversation was in the argot of the trade, full of acronyms and abbreviations that made no sense to the [[uninitiate]].

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