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CAN you or CANT you?
Fun With ‘C’
© - Tom Hyland - 01-03-08
Oh, say can you C?
CA - abbreviation for California.
CAN - a metal storage Thing-a-ma-jig.
Or - a place to go Potty!
Or - a verb, meaning Able.
Or - an abbreviation for Canada.
CANAAN - an area of Ancient Palestine.
CANAANITES - the Israelites, a Semitic People.
CANAILLE - lowest class of People (Literary Disapproving).
CANAL - artificial Waterway.
CANALICULATE - lengthwise grooves or Hollows.
CANALICULUS - tear duct to Lacrimal Sac.
CANAPE’ - bite-sized Pastry.
CANARD - deliberately false report, or Rumor.
CANARY - small yellow Finch.
CANASTA - a card game, form of Rummy.
CANCAN - chorus line Dance - kicks showing Bloomers!
CANCEL - to stop or invalidate Something.
CANCELBOT - a computer program that finds and cancels
Unwanted Articles sent to Internet News Group.
CANCER - Constellation in Northern Hemisphere.
Lower Case = Malignant Tumor!
CANCROID - like a Crab in shape or Movement.
CANDELA - basic unit of Luminous Intensity.
CANDELABRUM - decorative Candleholder.
CANDESCENCE - Brightness or Dazzle of White Light.
CANE - a Walking Stick, or Beating stick, or Sugar Cane.
CANEBRAKE - area of land planted with Cane.
CANEPHORA - an ancient Greek Sculpture.
CANES VENATICI - a constellation of stars near Ursa Major.
CANESCENT - whitish-gray covering on Plant Parts.
CANFIELD - a gambling game like Solitaire.
Also- JACK - a Prominent “Chicken Soup” Author!
CANGUE - a heavy wooden Yoke - form of Punishment.
CANICULA - the Star, Sirius.
CANID - carnivore in dog Family.
CANINE - relating to dogs, or cuspid Tooth.
CANIS MAJOR - constellation containing Sirius.
CANIS MINOR - constellation containing Procyon.
CANNA - perennial tropical plant in West Indies.
CANNABIS - drug Matlack Smokes!
CANNEL - a bituminous Coal.
CANNELLONI - tubes of stuffed Pasta.
CANNELURE - groove around a Bullet.
CANNIBAL - human flesh Eater - Yuk!
CANNIKIN - small drinking Can.
CANNOLI - deep-fried Italian sweet Pastry.
CANNON - large barreled Weapon.
Or - Loop from which a Bell Hangs.
CANNULA - flexible tube for draining Fluids.
CANOE - lightweight boat, pointed on both Ends.
CANOLA - oil from rapeseed Plant.
CANON - general rule, principle, or Standard.
CANONIZATION - idolizing or glorifying - like St. Matlack!
CANOODLE - kiss and cuddle - Making Out!
CANOPIC - jar Egyptians put embalmed entrails of mummy Into.
CANOPUS - second brightest star in Argo constellation.
CANOPY - covering for shelter or Decoration.
CANST - archaic form of ‘can’ used with ‘Thou.’
CANT - boring talk filled with cliché’s and Platitudes.
OR - slope, or degree of Slope,
OR - a jolt that knocks something out of Position,
OR - the bevel on the blade of a cutting Tool.
CAN’T - contraction for cannot.
CANT DOG or CANT HOOK - wooden Pole,
With pivoting metal hook at one end,
Used in Forestry for handling Logs.
CANTABILE - smooth, flowing melodious style in Music.
CANTABRIGIAN - student or Grad of Cambridge, England.
CANTALA - coarse strong fiber - a species of Agave,
Used to make nets, rope, and Twine.
CANTALOUPE - any orange-fleshed Melon.
CANTANKEROUS - see MATLACK!
CANTATA - musical composition for voices and instruments.
CANTATRICE - female Singer, especially of Opera.
CANTEEN - a place where food is Served,
OR - small container for holding Liquids.
CANTER - smooth easy Gait of a horse or Donkey.
CANTHARIS - Aphrodisiac - Spanish Fly!
CANTHUS - angle at either side of the Eye.
CANTICLE - a song or chant, especially a Hymn.
CANTILENA - smooth-flowing melodious musical Line.
CANTILEVER - a bracket or Support.
CANTILLATE - to chant, or Intone, especially Hebrew Scriptures.
CANTINA - a Spanish bar or wine Shop.
CANTLE - raised back part of a Saddle.
CANTO - main division of a long Poem.
CANTON - a division of a country, like in Switzerland, or China.
CANTONMENT - temporary accommodations for Troops.
CANTOR - chief singer in a synagogue - see EDDIE!
CANTUS FIRMUS - a melody, derived from Chant.
CANTY - cheerful, lively, sprightly - England - Scotland.
Although there’s about ten more CAN… Words,
I CAN’T DO NO MO!
I count Twenty-six CANT words Above!
And about Seventy-Seven CAN Words!
CAN YOU DIG IT?
© - TKH
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|Reviewed by Michelle Mead
|It's amazing how your mind works, it's always fascinating to see what you will come up with next :) Michelle|
|Reviewed by Bragz (Reader)
Great stuff as ever.
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|whew...I CAN...I CAN YOU DIG IT?
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Truly amazing how both Cannabis and Cantankerous are associated with Matlack!|
|Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines
|I can dig it - I can dig it - I can dig it - I can dig it - Remind ya of a very old rock song? Ha! My first experience with a canape was at a banquet where a plate of them was brought out ... and I ate them! I weathered the frowns with a pleased stomach :-)
|Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
|This is a refreshing and enjoyable poem to read.I like the way you write in this poem.take care