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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cant·ing a. Speaking in a whining tone of voice; using technical or religious terms affectedly; affectedly pious; as, a canting rogue; a canting tone.
 -- Cant*ing*ly, adv. -- Cant*ing*ness, n.
 Canting arms, Canting heraldry Her., bearings in the nature of a rebus alluding to the name of the bearer. Thus, the Castletons bear three castles, and Pope Adrian IV. (Nicholas Breakspeare) bore a broken spear.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cant·ing, n. The use of cant; hypocrisy.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cant, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Canted; p. pr. & vb. n. Canting.]
 1. To incline; to set at an angle; to tilt over; to tip upon the edge; as, to cant a cask; to cant a ship.
 2. To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football.
 3. To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of timber, or from the head of a bolt.