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 Cantte Sunday.Canterbury. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Canteen’
 
means properly a winecellar. Then a refreshment-house in a barrack for the use of the soldiers. Then a vessel, holding about three pints, for the use of soldiers on the march. (Italian, cantina, a cellar.)   1
 


 Cantte Sunday.Canterbury. 

 
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