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canon as in:  a canonical requirement

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  • But let's think in terms of slightly more canonical sources.†   (source)
  • In seven canonical words, she exhorts, cajoles, commands someone—herself?†   (source)
  • Does he consider this pamphlet of Mr. Paine's as a canonical book of political scripture?†   (source)
  • At the seventh canonical hour, at one in the morning by the clock, a dark low sweet humming drifted from the deepest of the monastery bells, which hardly stirred.†   (source)
  • This being America and not France, there is no academy that actually sets a list of canonical texts.†   (source)
  • Governor of his native province, learned in astronomy, in astrology and in the tireless interpretation of the canonical books, chess player, famous poet and calligrapher—he abandoned all this in order to compose a book and a maze.†   (source)
  • The sacred writings (Sastras) of Hinduism are divided into four classes: () ) Stun, which are regarded as direct divine revelation; these include the four Vedas (ancient books of psalms) and certain of the Upanisacis (ancient books of philosophy); (a) Smrti, which include the traditional teachings of the orthodox sages, canonical instructions for domestic ceremonials, and certain works of secular and religious law, as well as the great Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, which of course includes the Bhagavad Gita; (3) Purana, which are the Hindu mythological and epic works par excellence; these treat of cosmogonic, theological, astronomical, and physical knowledge; and (4†   (source)
  • Six was the rigid, the canonical supper-hour, but at half-past six he had not come.†   (source)
  • The drinking of the cocktails was as canonical a rite as the mixing.†   (source)
  • The sprinkling, and, indeed, the immersion of adults is a perfectly canonical practice.†   (source)
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  • She cried to the party, with the canonical amount of sprightliness, "Good-by, everybody.†   (source)
  • It is the canonical subjection in the full force of its abnegation.†   (source)
  • It may be the office has helped to cover some of his canonical irregularities.†   (source)
  • The mincer now stands before you invested in the full canonicals of his calling.†   (source)
  • Have you any canonical authority for assuming that there is any barrier between our circle and the other one?†   (source)
  • By means of ejaculations and prayers he stored up ungrudgingly for the souls in purgatory centuries of days and quarantines and years; yet the spiritual triumph which he felt in achieving with ease so many fabulous ages of canonical penances did not wholly reward his zeal of prayer, since he could never know how much temporal punishment he had remitted by way of suffrage for the agonizing souls; and fearful lest in the midst of the purgatorial fire, which differed from the infernal only in that it was not everlasting, his penance might avail no more than a drop of moisture, he drove his soul daily through an increasing circle of works of supererogation.†   (source)
  • Such rights, Settembrini remarked cuttingly, were probably not maintained without a sidelong glance at the "canonical share," which had to be subtracted from every will.†   (source)
  • Like a levite's robe of plain linen the faded worn soutane draped the kneeling figure of one whom the canonicals or the bell-bordered ephod would irk and trouble.†   (source)
  • And also exactly what would be complained of in all the literature which is great enough and old enough to have attained canonical rank, officially or unofficially, were it not that books are admitted to the canon by a compact which confesses their greatness in consideration of abrogating their meaning; so that the reverend rector can agree with the prophet Micah as to his inspired style without being committed to any complicity in Micah's furiously Radical opinions.†   (source)
  • They were in shirt sleeves; smoking, chewing, spitting incessantly; lowering their voices for a moment so that she did not hear what they said and afterward giggling hoarsely; using over and over the canonical phrases: "Three to dole,"†   (source)
  • The stillness was less intense until the judge put on his black cap, and the chaplain in his canonicals was observed behind him.†   (source)
  • Most of us, at some moment in our young lives, would have welcomed a priest of that natural order in any sort of canonicals or uncanonicals, but had to scramble upward into all the difficulties of nineteen entirely without such aid, as Maggie did.†   (source)
  • Academies and minor edifices of learning meet the eye of the stranger at every few miles as be winds his way through this uneven territory, and places for the worship of God abound with that frequency which characterize a moral and reflecting people, and with that variety of exterior and canonical government which flows from unfettered liberty of conscience.†   (source)
  • Thus, at sixteen years of age, the young clerk might have held his own, in mystical theology, against a father of the church; in canonical theology, against a father of the councils; in scholastic theology, against a doctor of Sorbonne.†   (source)
  • The king sat under a canopy of state; about him were clustered a large body of the clergy in full canonicals.†   (source)
  • Virgil's achievement quickly became canonical itself and ensured that the European epic tradition would ground itself on the authority and practice of Homer.†   (source)
  • "I uncanonical!" answered the hermit; "I scorn the charge—I scorn it with my heels!†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in uncanonical means not and reverses the meaning of canonical. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • The kettle of his gift sang with some satire in its note, to his mind; and to change the subject he said, "Do you know of any good readable edition of the uncanonical books of the New Testament?†   (source)
  • Most of us, at some moment in our young lives, would have welcomed a priest of that natural order in any sort of canonicals or uncanonicals, but had to scramble upward into all the difficulties of nineteen entirely without such aid, as Maggie did.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in uncanonicals means not and reverses the meaning of canonicals. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • the memory of the first man was a distinct recollection, and all men his descendants, unknowing whence he came, eyed each other as real phantoms, and asked of the sun and the moon why they were created and to what end; when though, according to Genesis, the angels indeed consorted with the daughters of men, the devils also, add the uncanonical Rabbins, indulged in mundane amours.†   (source)
  • A harp, and other matters of a very uncanonical appearance, were also visible when this dark recess was opened.†   (source)
  • And, talking of the devil, Holy Clerk, are you not afraid that he may pay you a visit during some of your uncanonical pastimes?†   (source)
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canon as in:  the Shakespearean canon

canon as in:  played a canon

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  • Pachelbel: "Canon in D"   (source)
    canon = a melody that, after a short interval, is exactly repeated by a different instrument or voice to create competing melodic lines
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  • "Canon" was the term we used to classify any movie, book, game, song, or TV show of which Halliday was known to have been a fan.†   (source)
  • The canon of black autobiography sensibly includes scores of books about resistance to the American system.†   (source)
  • And everything you need to know about the Bible can be summed up by the great canon doctor Martyn Percy.†   (source)
  • "Canon Mackie," I said.†   (source)
  • Hey, maybe we could shoot this with my dad's Canon DV camera?†   (source)
  • When I was in school, the canon was very white and male.†   (source)
  • Pachelbel's Canon.†   (source)
  • A few minutes later, Jeremiah added another with a canon shot from fifteen yards out.†   (source)
  • They were never accepted into the canon.†   (source)
  • Phillip has also bought a Canon printer.†   (source)
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  • Chalk it up to another bad boyfriend story, one more added to the canon.†   (source)
  • He quickly grabs what he needs for Spanish, Calculus, Richard Wright, and now History of Education, as he runs-past Freud, Jung, Nietzsche, Kant, Faulkner, Shakespeare, the whole Western Canon-for the cashier, feeling like he'll escape intact.†   (source)
  • On this realistic motif he then composed a canon for four voices: three voices singEs muss sein, es muss sein, ja, ja, ja, ja!†   (source)
  • In the beatnik canon it was America's sickness that had produced the bomb.†   (source)
  • I even mastered a recipe from the prison's culinary canon: cheesecake.†   (source)
  • Self-defense was the primary canon of the law of nature.†   (source)
  • It was her precious final volume from Avicenna's Canon of Medicine.†   (source)
  • After they had received the canon's benediction, they quietly prayed, "We thank you, Dark Virgin, and offer to you our thirteen victories."†   (source)
  • On that account, the canons of metaphor, poetic and visual, should be revised.†   (source)
  • No canon of stories, traditions, rituals, no trappings.†   (source)
  • The problem was that, in the view of the keepers of the canon, the human condition portrayed in our literature was Chicano and the keepers knew nothing about us.†   (source)
  • In all the others, a single judge presides without a jury, following either canon or civil law.'†   (source)
  • I knew well the vernacular of suffering, and all the language and canons of the Institute had dissolved in my bloodstream.†   (source)
  • Caleb, the old canon, had come out of retirement to acquaint him with all the endearing— and exasperating—little ways of the forty-foot diesel launch upon which his life would depend.†   (source)
  • To Nathan, brother of a first-rate doctor, a young man who considered himself a dedicated scientist (and for whom the canons of medical ethics were as sacred as if he himself had taken the Hippocratic oath), the idea of her laboring in the employ of a quack was nearly intolerable.†   (source)
  • The canon knows how to get to me; through my anger.†   (source)
  • After all, we hardly adhere to vampire canon.†   (source)
  • Of them all, the Rev. Mrs. Keeling is the best to talk to—now that Canon Campbell is gone.†   (source)
  • Ladyhawke's cast alone makes the film canon!†   (source)
  • When the canon asked me what my church was, I said, "I guess I'm an Episcopalian."†   (source)
  • He had his '80s trivia down cold, and not just the canon stuff, either.†   (source)
  • I used to talk about this for hours with her—and with Canon Campbell, before her.†   (source)
  • "You have such a head for history," the canon said.†   (source)
  • Canon Campbell said: "Trudeau is our Kennedy, you know."†   (source)
  • And it's "high time"—as Canon Mackie is always saying—for me to try to be a Canadian!†   (source)
  • "The Soviets said they wouldn't test any weapons until the U.S. tested first," I told the canon.†   (source)
  • And that left Canon Mackie to talk to today; Canon Mackie presents a familiar problem.†   (source)
  • "You're not a taxpayer in the United States—not anymore," the canon said.†   (source)
  • He is not exactly condescending, Canon Mackie; he is inexactly condescending.†   (source)
  • Canon Mackie is skillful with me, I have to admit.†   (source)
  • "No, I've not had time to read the paper this morning," Canon Mackie said, "but let me guess.†   (source)
  • It is time to be critical of Canon Mackie's cassock; it is the color of pea soup.†   (source)
  • Canon Campbell taught me to ask myself a question when the latter state settles upon me.†   (source)
  • "Surely you know how much this community respects you, John," the canon told me.†   (source)
  • And you're more anti-American than any Canadian I know," the canon said.†   (source)
  • The canon put his warm, moist hand on my arm.†   (source)
  • I showed Canon Campbell the letter I wrote to Jimmy Carter.†   (source)
  • "Don't be sorry!" the canon said cheerfully.†   (source)
  • Canon Mackie says I worry about "mere words" too much.†   (source)
  • It is simply that Canon Campbell was special, and those early days were special, too.†   (source)
  • Canon Campbell was alive on January 21, 1977.†   (source)
  • Phillip loved Canon printers and the separate ink cartridges the brand made.†   (source)
  • The Bible represents a fundamental guidepost for millions of people on the planet, in much the same way the Koran, Torah, and Pali Canon offer guidance to people of other religions.†   (source)
  • Salander had taken out a Canon digital camera and photographed the macabre tableau before Blomkvist got a rubbish sack and cleaned it away.†   (source)
  • Ladyhawke is canon.†   (source)
  • One of the problems with the diversification of the canon is that modern writers can't assume a common body of knowledge on the part of their readers.†   (source)
  • You told me that Pastor Falk said two other things—that 'Josef will certainly exclude them' and that' they were never accepted into the canon.'†   (source)
  • A great deal of argument goes into what—and more important who—is in the canon, which is to say, whose work gets studied in college courses.†   (source)
  • She examined the meters, fuse boxes, and junction boxes and then took out a Canon digital camera the size of a cigarette packet.†   (source)
  • The "literary canon," by the way, is a master list of works that everyone pretends doesn't exist (the list, not the works) but that we all know matters in some important way.†   (source)
  • Josefus was a Jewish historian, and the sentence 'they were never accepted into the canon' may have meant that they were never in the Hebrew canon.†   (source)
  • Even my dear old friend Canon Campbell made a rather empty remark to me—but I would never challenge him.†   (source)
  • "And the Democrats had scheduled a vote—for today—on a resolution to persuade Reagan to cancel the test," I told the canon.†   (source)
  • That is Canon Mackie in a nutshell; I worry about a war, and the canon agonizes about how I get lost the second I step out of Forest Hill.†   (source)
  • Once I was rector's warden to Canon.†   (source)
  • Campbell—back when Canon Campbell was our rector; when he was alive, I admit I felt a little better-treated.†   (source)
  • Here I am, talking about nuclear war and the usual, self-righteous, American arrogance, and Canon Mackie wants to talk about me.†   (source)
  • Although Canon Campbell cautioned me about my anger, too, he understood why that "pardon" made me so angry.†   (source)
  • And what would the canon have said if I'd told him that the Christmas of '53 put the finishing touches on Christmas for me?†   (source)
  • For the Fourth Sunday After Epiphany, Canon Mackie chose Matthew—those troublesome Beatitudes; at least, they always troubled Owen and me.†   (source)
  • But since Canon Mackie has been rector, I've been deputy rector's warden once—and people's warden, too.†   (source)
  • Canon Mackie read heavily from Matthew: how they mocked Jesus, how they spit on him, how he cried, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?"†   (source)
  • Canon Campbell, God Rest His Soul, used to tell me that being a kid for the rest of my life was a perfectly honorable aspiration.†   (source)
  • She's my closest friend in Toronto, now that Canon Campbell is gone; and even though she's my boss, I've been at Bishop Strachan longer than she has.†   (source)
  • By then, Canon Campbell had introduced me to old Teddybear Kilgore, who had hired me to teach at Bishop Strachan.†   (source)
  • I was glad that Canon Campbell didn't say "Trudeau is our Kennedy" to Owen Meany; I think I know what Owen would have said.†   (source)
  • I didn't want to grew up anymore; what I wanted was for Owen and me to go on being kids for the rest of our lives—sometimes Canon Mackie tells me, rather ungenerously, that I have succeeded.†   (source)
  • " 'Merely'!" said Canon Mackie.†   (source)
  • I prefer the way the Rev. Mr. Foster serves the bread to the mischievous style of Canon Mackie; the canon delights in giving me the tiniest wafer he has in his hand—a veritable crumb!†   (source)
  • "John, John," Canon Mackie said.†   (source)
  • Canon Campbell and old Teddybear Kilgour don't count; they were not male in the threatening sense—they were not potentially dangerous to young girls.†   (source)
  • In those early years, when Canon Campbell was such a friend and an inspiration to me—when I carried my Book of Common Prayer, and my Manual for Draft-Age Immigrants to Canada, everywhere I went!†   (source)
  • I talk about the loss of the most substantive treaty that exists between the Soviet Union and the United States, and the canon teases me about my memory for dates!†   (source)
  • "John, John," Canon Mackie said.†   (source)
  • It's not the fault of Canon Mackie that he'll never replace Canon Campbell in my heart; Canon Mackie is warm and kind—and his loquaciousness doesn't offend me.†   (source)
  • If Canon Campbell were alive, if he were still rector of Grace Church, perhaps he would be no more sympathetic to me than Canon Mackie is sympathetic today.†   (source)
  • They were so helpful, they sent me the short distance down Lonsdale Road to Grace Church on-the-Hill; Canon Campbell, they said, was especially interested in helping Americans.†   (source)
  • Canon Mackie observed me mildly.†   (source)
  • "Naturally," said Canon Mackie.†   (source)
  • Canon Mackie is a tall, stooped, bland-faced man, so plainly ugly that his ungainly size is unthreatening—and so plainly decent that even his stubbornness of mind is not generally offensive.†   (source)
  • Canon Campbell introduced us.†   (source)
  • Canon Campbell used to explain everything to me—the part about believing in "One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church" bothered me; Canon Campbell helped me see beyond the words, he made me see in what sense "Catholic," in what way "Apostolic."†   (source)
  • "I know you don't!" the Rev. Mrs. Keeling says, laughing; she is always friendly, even when she's teasing me, but the substance of her remark hurts me—if only because it is the same, critical message that Canon Mackie delivers to me, without cease.†   (source)
  • Some Sundays, this is so hard to say; Canon Campbell indulged me when I confessed to him that this confession was difficult for me, but Canon Mackie employs the "mere words" thesis with me until I am seeing him in a most unforgiving light.†   (source)
  • And when Canon Mackie proceeded with the Holy Eucharist, to the Thanksgiving and Consecration, which he sang, I even judged him unfairly for his singing voice, which is not and never will be the equal of Canon Campbell's—God Rest His Soul.†   (source)
  • Canon Campbell had been the chaplain at Bishop Strachan before they made him rector of Grace Church on-the-Hill; I couldn't have had anyone recommend me for a job at Bishop Strachan who was more "connected" to the school than Canon Campbell—not even old Teddybear Kilgour himself.†   (source)
  • "John, John," the canon said.†   (source)
  • The canon likes to tease me.†   (source)
  • Although the canon taught Scripture and History, in addition to his duties as chaplain, he was an elderly man; and he and old Teddybear Kilgour were "married up to their ears," as Katherine Keeling likes to say.†   (source)
  • Canon Mackie is keen on having guest ministers deliver the sermon—which does spare us the canon's loquacity—but whoever the preacher was today, he was some sort of "reformed" Anglican, and his thesis seemed to be that everything that first appears to be different is actually the same.†   (source)
  • Canon Mackie makes me wonder if my devotion to the memory of Canon Campbell is not also an aspect of how much I live in the past; years ago, when I felt so close to Canon Campbell, I lived less in the past—or else, what we now call the past was then the present; it was the actual time that Canon Campbell and I shared, and we were both caught up in it.†   (source)
  • Canon Campbell said.†   (source)
  • At first, the boys looked apprehensively at this outpouring of love and wondered if it was sacrilegious, until they noticed the canon himself joining wholeheartedly in the ovation.†   (source)
  • We would have been shocked, on the other hand, if Beethoven had transformed the seriousness of his quartet into the trifling joke of a four-voice canon about Dembscher's purse.†   (source)
  • Adams, who had earlier joined a new law club in Boston started by Jeremiah Gridley, had, at Gridley's suggestion, been working on an essay that would become A Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law.†   (source)
  • Under its system, a guerrilla was born inside me, and when the other boys rushed to embrace the canons of the Institute, I took to the hills.†   (source)
  • Eventually, we discovered that the best of them was a volume by one Avicenna, a Musalman doctor who, many years since, had set down all his learning in a vast canon.†   (source)
  • At a time when multicultural diversity is challenging the literary canon of this country, the major publishers still are barely now responding to the literary output of Chicano writers.†   (source)
  • By submitting myself to the canons of a merciless discipline, I had imagined that I would never again be physically afraid in the world.†   (source)
  • Or that the Everlasting had not fix 'd His canon gainst self-slaughter!†   (source)
  • Canon, Lycett, Peters, Hawkins, Larpent, Neville—all fish in mid-stream.†   (source)
  • "But as usual, God was on the side of the greatest number of canons," said Eugene.†   (source)
  • Guy Francon, its designer, has known how to subordinate himself to the mandatory canons which generations of craftsmen behind him have proved inviolate, and at the same time how to display his own creative originality, not in spite of, but precisely because of the Classical dogma he has accepted with the humility of a true artist.†   (source)
  • It is not for me to run from city to city; To meet death gladly is only The only way in which I can defend The Law of God, the holy canons.†   (source)
  • He was trying to boil them down, from Customary, Canon and Roman law, into a single code which he hoped to call the Civil one.†   (source)
  • Vive le son des canons!†   (source)
  • —her father had been a Canon.†   (source)
  • There was a time when he had approached the Canon of the Mass with actual physical dread — the first time he had consumed the body and blood of God in a state of mortal sin.†   (source)
  • Vive le son des canons!†   (source)
  • I was told you expected me in the vestry, dear Canon.†   (source)
  • The bucket travelled across a box canon three hundred feet deep, and about a third full of water.†   (source)
  • The thoroughfare, in this part, was like a walled canon of brown stone and clean.†   (source)
  • Babbitt was again without a canon which would enable him to speak with authority.†   (source)
  • For the canons of good society are, or should be, the same as the canons of art.†   (source)
  • You impeach my sober judgment and make my canons of little worth.†   (source)
  • From far down the canon came the mournful hoot of an owl.†   (source)
  • —That was a good answer our friend made to the canon.†   (source)
  • The night was star-bright above the canon-walls, darkly shadowing down between them.†   (source)
  • That night the crescent moon hung over the canon.†   (source)
  • A dim trail led away from it down the canon.†   (source)
  • He halted at a little side-canon with grass and water, and here he made camp.†   (source)
  • She had nothing to fear, unless someone came to the canon.†   (source)
  • And, true as a deer striking for home, he reached the canon where he had left his horse.†   (source)
  • The trail swung under the left wall of the canon and ran along the noisy brook.†   (source)
  • Sunrise found them moving, and through the winding, wild canon they made fast travel.†   (source)
  • The mouth of this canon was a wild, green-flowered, beautiful place.†   (source)
  • Sometimes she would look down the canon trail, half expecting to see horsemen riding up.†   (source)
  • what could be possible tonight—here in this lonely canon—with only me?†   (source)
  • At last the black void of canon lost its blackness and turned to gray.†   (source)
  • Deer and rabbit were plentiful in the canon, but she could not kill one with a revolver.†   (source)
  • Travel was resumed up the canon and continued steadily, though leisurely.†   (source)
  • A green gap of canon, wild and yellow-walled, yawned before her, opening into the mountain.†   (source)
  • I noticed that first over in Lost Canon.†   (source)
  • The canon and its surroundings grew more rugged and of larger dimensions.†   (source)
  • This dark canon seemed at the ends of the earth.†   (source)
  • It was about time of sunset, warm and still in the canon, with rosy lights fading upon the peaks.†   (source)
  • Sunset, twilight, and night fell upon the canon.†   (source)
  • A purple twilight was shadowing the canon.†   (source)
  • And sunset found them miles farther on, down on the divide, at the head of Lost Canon.†   (source)
  • It was not a silence like that of Lost Canon, but a silence of solitude where her soul stood alone.†   (source)
  • Clouds hung over distant peaks, and the patches of snow in the high canons shone blue and pink.†   (source)
  • Joan noticed intersecting trails, running down from side canons and gulches.†   (source)
  • He had just retired, after the office, to his canon's cell in the cloister of Notre-Dame.†   (source)
  • Sculpture becomes statuary, the image trade becomes painting, the canon becomes music.†   (source)
  • And, making a mocking salute in the direction of the church, "Thanks, canons!"†   (source)
  • The canons are hares, and we are in force.†   (source)
  • here are the canons of Sainte-Geneviève!†   (source)
  • To the deuce with the whole set of canons!†   (source)
  • By any canon of respectable behavior he should have felt like a low dog; he assured himself that he must feel like a low dog; but he could not bring it off.†   (source)
  • And also exactly what would be complained of in all the literature which is great enough and old enough to have attained canonical rank, officially or unofficially, were it not that books are admitted to the canon by a compact which confesses their greatness in consideration of abrogating their meaning; so that the reverend rector can agree with the prophet Micah as to his inspired style without being committed to any complicity in Micah's furiously Radical opinions.†   (source)
  • It was united by long tradition to the Cathedral: its headmaster was an honorary Canon, and a past headmaster was the Archdeacon.†   (source)
  • The letters were upside down to me from where I sat, but Lucy was more opposite to them, so she leant over and read, "Sacred to the memory of George Canon, who died, in the hope of a glorious resurrection, on July 29, 1873, falling from the rocks at Kettleness.†   (source)
  • The canon grew narrower toward its source; the creek lost its volume; patches of snow gleamed in sheltered places.†   (source)
  • He despised the Canons and Rubric, swore by the Articles, and deemed himself consistent through the whole category—which in a way he might have been.†   (source)
  • Come with the primrose, with the canon's beard, with the gold-cup; come with the stone-crop, whereof are posies made, pledges of love, in the Balzacian flora, come with that flower of the Resurrection morning, the Easter daisy, come with the snowballs of the guelder-rose, which begin to embalm with their fragrance the alleys of your great-aunt's garden ere the last snows of Lent are melted from its soil.†   (source)
  • Don't go down the canon.†   (source)
  • So clearly could one see canon, gorge, and precipice, and the shadows that lie therein, that one looked unconsciously for the white surf-line and bellowing caverns where the sea charges on the land.†   (source)
  • They made no particular impression on him, but it happened that two or three days later, being Sunday, the Canon in residence chose them for the text of his sermon.†   (source)
  • because he had always regretted, in his heart, that he had confined his attention to the social side of life, had talked, always, rather than acted, he felt that he might find a sort of indulgence bestowed upon him by those great artists, in his perception of the fact that they also had regarded with pleasure and had admitted into the canon of their works such types of physiognomy as give those works the strongest possible certificate of reality and trueness to life; a modern, almost a topical savour; perhaps, also, he had so far succumbed to the prevailing frivolity of the world of fashion that he felt the necessity of finding in an old masterpiece some such obvious and refreshin†   (source)
  • The Canon starts back in horror.†   (source)
  • [Enter Canon Chasuble.†   (source)
  • The distance also is so great that it needs a man with a fine voice and a knowledge of elocution to make himself heard in the choir; and according to long usage the Canons of Tercanbury are chosen for their learning rather than for any qualities which might be of use in a cathedral church.†   (source)
  • With large gestures and in the emphatic tone which made what he said so striking, Athelny described to Philip the Spanish cathedrals with their vast dark spaces, the massive gold of the altar-pieces, and the sumptuous iron-work, gilt and faded, the air laden with incense, the silence: Philip almost saw the Canons in their short surplices of lawn, the acolytes in red, passing from the sacristy to the choir; he almost heard the monotonous chanting of vespers.†   (source)
  • Somewhere deep in its corrugated sides or lost in a rugged canon was hidden the secret stronghold of the master outlaw Cheseldine.†   (source)
  • generation of which Philip was a member, had gone forth from its gates to achieve fame; it had produced one or two eminent lawyers, but eminent lawyers are common, and one or two soldiers of distinction; but during the three centuries since its separation from the monastic order it had trained especially men of the church, bishops, deans, canons, and above all country clergymen: there were boys in the school whose fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, had been educated there and had all been rectors of parishes in the diocese of Tercanbury; and they came to it with their minds made up already to be ordained.†   (source)
  • Down in the gorge there was never-failing sweet water, grass all the year round, cool, shady retreats, deer, rabbits, turkeys, fruit, and miles and miles of narrow-twisting, deep canon full of broken rocks and impenetrable thickets.†   (source)
  • In the morning, satisfied that he had left still fewer tracks than he had followed up this trail, he led his horse up to the head of the canon, there a narrow crack in low cliffs, and with branches of cedar fenced him in.†   (source)
  • For years the night had been a black space, during which he had to ride unseen along the endless trails, to peer with cat-eyes through gloom for the moving shape that ever pursued him; now the twilight and the dusk and the shadows of grove and canon darkened into night with its train of stars, and brought him calm reflection of the day's happenings, of the morrow's possibilities, perhaps a sad, brief procession of the old phantoms, then sleep.†   (source)
  • Then in the dark they rode out of the canons and gullies of the Rim Rock, and early in the morning halted at the first water to camp.†   (source)
  • For years canons and valleys and mountains had been looked at as retreats that might be dark and wild enough to hide even an outlaw; now he saw these features of the great desert with something of the eyes of the boy who had once burned for adventure and life among them.†   (source)
  • Without the horse he made better time and climbed through deep clefts, wide canons, over ridges, up shelving slopes, along precipices—a long, hard climb—till he reached what he concluded was a divide.†   (source)
  • The beauty of the soaring moon, the ebony canons of shadow under the mountain, the melancholy serenity of the perfect night, made Duane shudder in the realization of how far aloof he now was from enjoyment of these things.†   (source)
  • Down the canon the horses were grazing.†   (source)
  • Then the blackness of the enveloping night was pitchy, without any bold outline of canon wall or companionship of stars.†   (source)
  • A sailing shadow crossed near her, and, looking up, she saw an eagle flying above the ramparts of the canon.†   (source)
  • Then fancy and dream, and all the haunted gloom of canon and cabin, seemed slowly to merge into one immense blackness.†   (source)
  • About noon the cavalcade rode out of the mouth of a canon into a wide valley, surrounded by high, rounded foot-hills.†   (source)
  • And that very morning while Joan was pondering the matter she saw a number of horsemen riding up the canon toward the cabin.†   (source)
  • Smith soon led away from this valley up out of the head of a ravine, across a rough rock-strewn ridge, down again into a hollow that grew to be a canon.†   (source)
  • Yet Kells kept on up the canon.†   (source)
  • They had entered a canon, such as was typical of that mountain range, and the winding trail which ran beneath the yellow walls was one unused to travel.†   (source)
  • Then they rode on, out of that canon, over the rocky ridge, down into another canon, on and on, past an old camp-site, along a babbling brook for miles, and so at last out into the foot—hills.†   (source)
  • During the weeks of his enforced stay in the canon there had been a cessation of operations—the nature of which Joan merely guessed—and a gradual accumulation of idle wailing men in the main camp.†   (source)
  • Next morning he—killed Roberts—made off with me.... Then he killed his men—just to have me—alone to himself.... We crossed a range—camped in the canon.†   (source)
  • They climbed out of the notched head of the canon, and up a long slope of weathered shale that let the horses slide back a foot for every yard gained, and through a labyrinth of broken cliffs, and over bench and ridge to the height of the divide.†   (source)
  • Joan Randle rode on and on, through the canon, out at its head and over a pass into another canon, and never did she let it be possible for Kells to see her eyes until she knew beyond peradventure of a doubt that they hid the strength and spirit and secret of her soul.†   (source)
  • When she roused herself, compelled herself to think of these encompassing peaks of the lonely canon walls, the stately trees, all those eternally silent and changless features of her solitude, she hated them with a blind and unreasoning passion.†   (source)
  • A canon headed here.†   (source)
  • This is Lost Canon.†   (source)
  • Go up the canon.†   (source)
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  • Three more huskies were added to the team inside an hour, making a total of nine, and before another quarter of an hour had passed they were in harness and swinging up the trail toward the Dyea Canon.   (source)
    canon = part of the name of a place
  • It was a hard day's run, up the Canon, through Sheep Camp, past the Scales and the timber line, across glaciers and snowdrifts hundreds of feet deep, and over the great Chilcoot Divide, which stands between the salt water and the fresh and guards forbiddingly the sad and lonely North.   (source)
    canon = the name of a place
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