cant wall

cant wall

A wall canted in elevation from true vertical.
See also: Wall

cant wall

cant window
A wall canted on plan. cant window, cant-bay window A bay window erected on a plan of canted outline; the sides of the window are at an angle with respect to the wall; also see angled bay window.
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On another occasion the teacher talked to the chil- dren of Benvenuto Cellini.
There was to be nothing finer or sweeter in the life of even Benvenuto Cellini, that rough-hewn saint, ten centuries later.
Yes, a chef d'oeuvre of the great Florentine sculptor, Benvenuto Cellini," replied Athos.
It was a Pope who said of Cellini to a conclave of Cardinals that common laws and common authority were not made for men such as he; but it was a Pope who thrust Cellini into prison, and kept him there till he sickened with rage, and created unreal visions for himself, and saw the gilded sun enter his room, and grew so enamoured of it that he sought to escape, and crept out from tower to tower, and falling through dizzy air at dawn, maimed himself, and was by a vine-dresser covered with vine leaves, and carried in a cart to one who, loving beautiful things, had care of him.
The brooch itself is of most curious art, Cellini never made a fairer thing To please the great Lorenzo.
It was wrought by the hands of the renowned Benvenuto Cellini, and is well worthy to be a love gift to the fairest dame in Italy.