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Cancel

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to blot out, is merely “to make lattice-work.” This is done by making a cross over the part to be omitted. (Latin, cancello, to make trellis.) (See Cross it out.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Campceiling
Campeador (cam-pa-dor)
Canace
Canache
Canada Balsam
Canaille (French, can-naye)
Canard
Canary (A)
Canary-bird (A)
Cancan
Cancel
Cancer (the Crab)
Candau les
Candidate
Candide
Candle
Candle-holder
Candles of the Night
Candlemas Day
Candour (Mrs.)
Canens