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 Canens.Cancicular Days. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Caneph’oræ (in architecture).
 
Figures of young persons of either sex bearing a basket on their head. (Latin, canephorœ, plural; singular, Greek, kappaalphanuetaphiórhoozeta.) The English singular is “canephor” (3 syl.).   1
 


 Canens.Cancicular Days. 

 
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