Definition of Descanting

1. Verb. (present participle of descant) ¹



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Definition of Descanting

1. descant [v] - See also: descant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Descanting

desault dislocation
desautelsite
descabello
descabellos
descale
descaled
descaler
descalers
descales
descaling
descant
descant on
descanted
descanter
descanters
descanting (current term)
descants
descarga
descemet's membrane
descemetitis
descemetocele
descend
descendable
descendant
descendants
descended
descendence
descendences
descendency
descendens

Literary usage of Descanting

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"In this work, after descanting with some learning on the antiquity of the amusement, he launches into a eulogy of the manly qualities which it fostered, ..."

2. The Works of Hannah More by Hannah More (1830)
"... glad to see some of these intellectual adorers in love with the mind of an old or ugly woman. I never heard any of you fall into ecstasies in descanting ..."

3. Aristocracy in America by Francis Joseph Grund (1839)
"Observation of a Fashionable young Lady on American eating.—The Party after Dinner.—An Amencan descanting on the Fashions. ..."

4. Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources by James Wood (1899)
"S We deem those happy who, from their experience of life, have learned to bear its ills without descanting on the burden. /,•*:•. ..."

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