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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cant n.
 1. A corner; angle; niche. [Obs.]
    The first and principal person in the temple was Irene, or Peace; she was placed aloft in a cant.   --B. Jonson.
 2. An outer or external angle.
 3. An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope or bevel; a titl.
 4. A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so give; as, to give a ball a cant.
 5. Coopering A segment forming a side piece in the head of a cask.
 6. Mech. A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.
 7. Naut. A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to support the bulkheads.
 Cant frames, Cant timbers Naut., timber at the two ends of a ship, rising obliquely from the keel.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Frame, n.
 1. Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure; esp., the constructional system, whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building, vessel, etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a structure.
 These are thy glorious works, Parent of good,
 Almighty! thine this universal frame.   --Milton.
 2. The bodily structure; physical constitution; make or build of a person.
    Some bloody passion shakes your very frame.   --Shak.
    No frames could be strong enough to endure it.   --Prescott.
 3. A kind of open case or structure made for admitting, inclosing, or supporting things, as that which incloses or contains a window, door, picture, etc.; that on which anything is held or stretched; as: (a) The skeleton structure which supports the boiler and machinery of a locomotive upon its wheels. (b) Founding A molding box or flask, which being filled with sand serves as a mold for castings. (c) The ribs and stretchers of an umbrella or other structure with a fabric covering. (d) A structure of four bars, adjustable in size, on which cloth, etc., is stretched for quilting, embroidery, etc. (e) Hort. A glazed portable structure for protecting young plants from frost. (f) Print. A stand to support the type cases for use by the compositor.   (f) a pair of glasses without the lenses; that part of a pair of glasses that excludes the lenses.
 4. Mach. A term applied, especially in England, to certain machines built upon or within framework; as, a stocking frame; lace frame; spinning frame, etc.
 5. Form; shape; proportion; scheme; structure; constitution; system; as, a frameof government.
 She that hath a heart of that fine frame
 To pay this debt of love but to a brother.   --Shak.
    Put your discourse into some frame.   --Shak.
 6. Particular state or disposition, as of the mind; humor; temper; mood; as, to be always in a happy frame.  Same as {frame of mind}
 7. Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming. [Obs.]
 John the bastard
 Whose spirits toil in frame of villainies.   --Shak.
 8. In games: (a) In pool, the triangular form used in setting up the balls; also, the balls as set up, or the round of playing required to pocket them all; as, to play six frames in a game of 50 points. (b) In bowling, as in tenpins, one of the several innings forming a game.
 Balloon frame, Cant frames, etc. See under Balloon, Cant, etc.
 Frame building or Frame house, a building of which the form and support is made of framed timbers. [U.S.]
 Frame level, a mason's level.
 Frame saw, a thin saw stretched in a frame to give it rigidity.