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cant

[kant]
(ordnance)
The leaning or tilt of an object; especially, the sidewise tilt of a gun.

Cant

A salient corner; a line or surface angled in relation to another, as in a wall or surface sloped away from the perpendicular.

cant

1. A salient corner.
2. A line or surface angled in relation to another, as a sloped wall.
3. Masonry “on cant” is laid with joints sloping between front and back surfaces; the vertical joints are laid normally.
4. A log partly or wholly squared off.
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The canting knife acts in orthogonal cutting and is responsible for generating the flat surface of the cant. This knife cuts the log nearly across the grain at the point of entry and more obliquely to the grain as the knife exits the log (Hernandez et al.
Again, with respect to the cutting paths of canting and chipping knives, all the knots present in the potential cant surface were necessarily cut by the canting knives.
The proportional volume of cants decreased as log diameter increased.
The majority of solid wood produced was in the form of 3-inch thick cants, whose proportional volume decreased with increasing log diameter.
The purpose of this study was to compare lumber, cant, and pallet part yield from both straight sawing and curve sawing two-sided, 6- and 8-inch-thick cants from small-diameter hardwood sawlogs with sweep.
Painting the ends of the logs permitted the matching and tracking of lumber, cants, and pallet parts sawn from logs in each sweep scale deduction group.
Each graded stack of cants was sawn into pallet parts separately.
As cants from each grade were processed separately through the ripsaws, unusable parts were discarded, and the remaining parts were sorted and stacked by size.
All cants were classified based on the total defect percentage and the results are presented in Figures 7 and 8.
Figure 2a shows a typical sawing scheme used to obtain boards from the octagonal cants. This scheme took advantage of the shape of the cant to obtain the maximum yield of solid wood.
Subjects determined to have an occlusal plane cant were eliminated from the study.
A query using the H0K inpatient unit master database resolved concerns about the inpatient room with canted headwall and demonstrated its benefits.