Definition of Cantraip
1. cantrip [n -S] - See also: cantrip
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Literary usage of Cantraip
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"Some cantraip hour, S, Ye banks, and brats, and streams t While o'er us unheeded, flie the swift hours o' Love. S. Gloomy December. ..."
2. The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns, William Ernest Henley (1897)
"cantraip, magic, witching: " by ... 91; "some cantraip hour." 134. Canta, (1) merry stories: "monie cracks and canta," 50; (2) sprees or merry doing! ..."
3. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1887)
"Addit. to cantraip. The term is so used in Burns' Tarn o' Shanter, and his Epistle to Major Logan. To CAP, CAUP, P. n. To bulge, twist, or warp, ..."
4. One Hundred Narrative Poems edited by George E. Teter (1918)
"... like open presses, That shaw'd the dead in their last dresses; And (by some devilish cantraip 4S sleight) Each in its cauld hand held a light. ..."