Definitions starting with C

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can

[origin popularly thought to lie in the earlier use of tin cans as drinking cups by the poor, but cf. Scots can cup CSD "also Australian; probably nautical" (Cassidy p.c.)] n. an enameled metal drinking mug: My father have his can of coffee-tea every morning (Nassau). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-12-07 15:46
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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