Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of cantrip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A charm; an incantation; a shell; a trick; adroit mischief.

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Examples

  • His bright face vanished, with a whisking of brown curls: and Jurgen carefully re-read the cantrap of the Master Philologist.

    Jurgen A Comedy of Justice

  • "I have a cantrap," said Jurgen; "and my stay in Hell has taught me how to use it."

    Jurgen A Comedy of Justice

  • And Jurgen perceived that again he had employed his cantrap incorrectly or else that it was impotent to rescue people from

    Jurgen A Comedy of Justice

  • "Because," said Jurgen, and he drew out the cantrap of the Master

    Jurgen A Comedy of Justice

  • Afterward Jurgen tore up the cantrap and scattered its fragments as the Master Philologist had directed.

    Jurgen A Comedy of Justice

  • Then he recollected the cantrap of the Master Philologist, which Jurgen had twice employed incorrectly.

    Jurgen A Comedy of Justice

  • Ah, but even now I have a plan wherewith to escape your priests: and failing that, I possess a cantrap to fall back upon in my hour of direst need.

    Jurgen A Comedy of Justice

  • Jurgen perceived that either he had not employed his cantrap correctly or else that its magic was unappreciated by the leaders of

    Jurgen A Comedy of Justice

  • He unfolded the cantrap which had been given him by the Master Philologist, and which Jurgen had treasured against the time when more was needed than a glib tongue.

    Jurgen A Comedy of Justice

  • Crimson glass goggles over the eyes gave the look of burning coals; and by some "devilish cantrap strange," some trick in chemistry, at least, little jets of flame appeared to issue from the mouth and nostrils of the mask.

    Cruel As The Grave

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  • Also:

    noun. A device to ensnare tin cans.
    adjective. (derogatory) Deficient in rhyming skills, used to describe a white wannabe rapper, or wigger.

    January 5, 2009

  • n. 1. A charm; an incantation; a shell; a trick; adroit mischief. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co., spelled: Cantrap

    January 5, 2009