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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Can·ton, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cantoned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Cantoning.]
 1. To divide into small parts or districts; to mark off or separate, as a distinct portion or division.
    They canton out themselves a little Goshen in the intellectual world.   --Locke.
 2. Mil. To allot separate quarters to, as to different parts or divisions of an army or body of troops.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Can·toned a.
 1. Her. Having a charge in each of the four corners; -- said of a cross on a shield, and also of the shield itself.
 2. Arch. Having the angles marked by, or decorated with, projecting moldings or small columns; as, a cantoned pier or pilaster.