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 for Cant frames
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Frame \Frame\, n.
     1. Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a
        fabric; a structure; esp., the constructional system,
        whether of timber or metal, that gives to a building,
        vessel, etc., its model and strength; the skeleton of a
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              These are thy glorious works, Parent of good,
              Almighty! thine this universal frame. --Milton.
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     2. The bodily structure; physical constitution; make or build
        of a person.
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              Some bloody passion shakes your very frame. --Shak.
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              No frames could be strong enough to endure it.
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     3. A kind of open case or structure made for admitting,
        inclosing, or supporting things, as that which incloses or
        contains a window, door, picture, etc.; that on which
        anything is held or stretched; as:
        (a) The skeleton structure which supports the boiler and
            machinery of a locomotive upon its wheels.
        (b) (Founding) A molding box or flask, which being filled
            with sand serves as a mold for castings.
        (c) The ribs and stretchers of an umbrella or other
            structure with a fabric covering.
        (d) A structure of four bars, adjustable in size, on which
            cloth, etc., is stretched for quilting, embroidery,
        (e) (Hort.) A glazed portable structure for protecting
            young plants from frost.
        (f) (Print.) A stand to support the type cases for use by
            the compositor.
        (f) a pair of glasses without the lenses; that part of a
            pair of glasses that excludes the lenses.
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     4. (Mach.) A term applied, especially in England, to certain
        machines built upon or within framework; as, a stocking
        frame; lace frame; spinning frame, etc.
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     5. Form; shape; proportion; scheme; structure; constitution;
        system; as, a frameof government.
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              She that hath a heart of that fine frame
              To pay this debt of love but to a brother. --Shak.
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              Put your discourse into some frame.   --Shak.
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     6. Particular state or disposition, as of the mind; humor;
        temper; mood; as, to be always in a happy frame. Same as
        {frame+of+mind">{frame of mind
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     7. Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming. [Obs.]
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              John the bastard
              Whose spirits toil in frame of villainies. --Shak.
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     8. In games:
        (a) In pool, the triangular form used in setting up the
            balls; also, the balls as set up, or the round of
            playing required to pocket them all; as, to play six
            frames in a game of 50 points.
        (b) In bowling, as in tenpins, one of the several innings
            forming a game.
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     Balloon frame, Cant frames, etc. See under Balloon,
        Cant, etc.
     Frame building or Frame house, a building of which the
        form and support is made of framed timbers. [U.S.] --
     Frame level, a mason's level.
     Frame saw, a thin saw stretched in a frame to give it
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cant \Cant\, n. [OF., edge, angle, prof. from L. canthus the
     iron ring round a carriage wheel, a wheel, Gr. ? the corner
     of the eye, the felly of a wheel; cf. W. cant the stake or
     tire of a wheel. Cf. Canthus, Canton, Cantle.]
     1. A corner; angle; niche. [Obs.]
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              The first and principal person in the temple was
              Irene, or Peace; she was placed aloft in a cant.
                                                    --B. Jonson.
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     2. An outer or external angle.
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     3. An inclination from a horizontal or vertical line; a slope
        or bevel; a titl. --Totten.
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     4. A sudden thrust, push, kick, or other impulse, producing a
        bias or change of direction; also, the bias or turn so
        give; as, to give a ball a cant.
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     5. (Coopering) A segment forming a side piece in the head of
        a cask. --Knight.
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     6. (Mech.) A segment of he rim of a wooden cogwheel.
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     7. (Naut.) A piece of wood laid upon the deck of a vessel to
        support the bulkheads.
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     Cant frames, Cant timbers (Naut.), timber at the two ends
        of a ship, rising obliquely from the keel.
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