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can

1. a shallow cylindrical metal container of varying size used for storing and handling film
2. in the can (of a film, piece of music, etc.) having been recorded, processed, edited, etc.

can

[kan]
(design engineering)
A cylindrical metal vessel or container, usually with an open top or a removable cover.
(nucleonics)

canvas

A closely woven cloth of cotton, hemp, or flax; sometimes adhered to a wall or deck to serve as a substrate for paint; used to cover roof decks that are walking surfaces or sun decks.

CAN

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I'm no end fond of Charlie, and he's the best-hearted lad alive; but he can't say No, and that will play the mischief with him, if he does not take care," said Archie in his grave, kind way.
I can't bear that her name should be forgotten by all living souls.
I've been through the encyc1opaedia down to Y looking for something you can't buy with it; and I expect to have to take up the appendix next week.
Do you mean to tell me that with all the money I've got you can't get an hour or two of a girl's time for yourself?
We haven't heard anything about the line from Ipswich to Norwich, sir," he replied, "but we can't very well change our course without definite instructions.
I am afraid I can't offer to share the expense, but I'd work my passage if there was anything to be done.
The most utterly loathsome and coarse: I can't tell you.
An' he says back, in a whisper, 'I can't, Bill--you know that.
For God's sake finish me, Bill,' Bill says to me in that clinch; 'put her over an' I'll fall for it, but I can't lay down.
But there are ties that can't be kept by mere resolution," said Stephen, starting up and walking about again.
No, I don't sacrifice you--I couldn't sacrifice you," she said, as soon as she could speak again; "but I can't believe in a good for you, that I feel, that we both feel, is a wrong toward others.
You can't go to the landlady, that's perfect nonsense