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 for Canceled figures
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cancel \Can"cel\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Canceled or Cancelled;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Canceling or Cancelling.] [L. cancellare
     to make like a lattice, to strike or cross out (cf. Fr.
     canceller, OF. canceler) fr. cancelli lattice, crossbars,
     dim. of cancer lattice; cf. Gr. ? latticed gate. Cf.
     1. To inclose or surround, as with a railing, or with
        latticework. [Obs.]
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              A little obscure place canceled in with iron work is
              the pillar or stump at which . . . our Savior was
              scourged.                             --Evelyn.
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     2. To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to
        exclude. [Obs.] "Canceled from heaven." --Milton.
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     3. To cross and deface, as the lines of a writing, or as a
        word or figure; to mark out by a cross line; to blot out
        or obliterate.
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              A deed may be avoided by delivering it up to be
              cancelled; that is, to have lines drawn over it in
              the form of latticework or cancelli; though the
              phrase is now used figuratively for any manner of
              obliterating or defacing it.          --Blackstone.
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     4. To annul or destroy; to revoke or recall.
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              The indentures were canceled.         --Thackeray.
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              He was unwilling to cancel the interest created
              through former secret services, by being refractory
              on this occasion.                     --Sir W.
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     5. (Print.) To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in
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     Canceled figures (Print), figures cast with a line across
        the face., as for use in arithmetics.
     Syn: To blot out; obliterate; deface; erase; efface; expunge;
          annul; abolish; revoke; abrogate; repeal; destroy; do
          away; set aside. See Abolish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Figure \Fig"ure\ (f[i^]g"[-u]r; 135), n. [F., figure, L. figura;
     akin to fingere to form, shape, feign. See Feign.]
     1. The form of anything; shape; outline; appearance.
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              Flowers have all exquisite figures.   --Bacon.
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     2. The representation of any form, as by drawing, painting,
        modeling, carving, embroidering, etc.; especially, a
        representation of the human body; as, a figure in bronze;
        a figure cut in marble.
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              A coin that bears the figure of an angel. --Shak.
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     3. A pattern in cloth, paper, or other manufactured article;
        a design wrought out in a fabric; as, the muslin was of a
        pretty figure.
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     4. (Geom.) A diagram or drawing, made to represent a
        magnitude or the relation of two or more magnitudes; a
        surface or space inclosed on all sides; -- called
        superficial when inclosed by lines, and solid when
        inclosed by surfaces; any arrangement made up of points,
        lines, angles, surfaces, etc.
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     5. The appearance or impression made by the conduct or career
        of a person; as, a sorry figure.
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              I made some figure there.             --Dryden.
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              Gentlemen of the best figure in the county.
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     6. Distinguished appearance; magnificence; conspicuous
        representation; splendor; show.
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              That he may live in figure and indulgence. --Law.
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     7. A character or symbol representing a number; a numeral; a
        digit; as, 1, 2,3, etc.
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     8. Value, as expressed in numbers; price; as, the goods are
        estimated or sold at a low figure. [Colloq.]
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              With nineteen thousand a year at the very lowest
              figure.                               --Thackeray.
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     9. A person, thing, or action, conceived of as analogous to
        another person, thing, or action, of which it thus becomes
        a type or representative.
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              Who is the figure of Him that was to come. --Rom. v.
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     10. (Rhet.) A mode of expressing abstract or immaterial ideas
         by words which suggest pictures or images from the
         physical world; pictorial language; a trope; hence, any
         deviation from the plainest form of statement. Also
         called a figure of speech.
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               To represent the imagination under the figure of a
               wing.                                --Macaulay.
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     11. (Logic) The form of a syllogism with respect to the
         relative position of the middle term.
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     12. (Dancing) Any one of the several regular steps or
         movements made by a dancer.
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     13. (Astrol.) A horoscope; the diagram of the aspects of the
         astrological houses. --Johnson.
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     14. (Music)
         (a) Any short succession of notes, either as melody or as
             a group of chords, which produce a single complete
             and distinct impression. --Grove.
         (b) A form of melody or accompaniment kept up through a
             strain or passage; a musical phrase or motive; a
             florid embellishment.
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     Note: Figures are often written upon the staff in music to
           denote the kind of measure. They are usually in the
           form of a fraction, the upper figure showing how many
           notes of the kind indicated by the lower are contained
           in one measure or bar. Thus, 2/4 signifies that the
           measure contains two quarter notes. The following are
           the principal figures used for this purpose: --
           2/22/42/8 4/22/44/8 3/23/43/8 6/46/46/8
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     Academy figure, Canceled figures, Lay figure, etc. See
        under Academy, Cancel, Lay, etc.
     Figure caster, or Figure flinger, an astrologer. "This
        figure caster." --Milton.
     Figure flinging, the practice of astrology.
     Figure-of-eight knot, a knot shaped like the figure 8. See
        Illust. under Knot.
     Figure painting, a picture of the human figure, or the act
        or art of depicting the human figure.
     Figure stone (Min.), agalmatolite.
     Figure weaving, the art or process of weaving figured
     To cut a figure, to make a display. [Colloq.] --Sir W.
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