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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

References in classic literature ?
Nay, that I cannot do, unless you could step out of your Line altogether.
There are situations which the heart of a father or a mother cannot be made to understand.
For such a prince cannot rely upon what he observes in quiet times, when citizens have need of the state, because then every one agrees with him; they all promise, and when death is far distant they all wish to die for him; but in troubled times, when the state has need of its citizens, then he finds but few.
They cannot be properly managed without benevolence and straightforwardness.
Yet this is not peculiar to substance, for it is also the case that differentiae cannot be present in subjects.
Gardiner this moment, on business that cannot be delayed; I have not an instant to loose.
I'm getting stout, as you may see: It is but seldom I am well: I cannot feel my ancient glee In listening to the dinner-bell: But you, you gambol like a boy, Your figure is so spare and light: The dinner-bell's a note of joy To such a healthy appetite
Sir, I cannot find words to thank you, but you shall not find me ungrateful for what you have done.
Here the best way to represent to life the manifold use of friendship, is to cast and see how many things there are, which a man cannot do himself; and then it will appear, that it was a sparing speech of the ancients, to say, that a friend is another himself; for that a friend is far more than himself.
I have wasted the charm of the Golden Cap to no purpose," she said, "for the Winged Monkeys cannot help me.
If I cannot legitimize our former relations at least I can assist you.
Now those things in which a city should be one are of different sorts, and in preserving an alternate reciprocation of power between these, the safety thereof consists (as I have already mentioned in my treatise on Morals), for amongst freemen and equals this is absolutely necessary; for all cannot govern at the same time, but either by the year, or according to some other regulation or time, by which means every one in his turn will be in office; as if the shoemakers and carpenters should exchange occupations, and not always be employed in the same calling.