In Amsterdam, alcoholic street people are doing public service work and getting paid each day, in part, with cans of beer.
The mob flipped over a news van, tore down two lampposts, and threw rocks and cans; police responded with riot gear and tear gas.
Her body was found in a Dumpster by a homeless man looking for cans on January 1, 2007.
Even adults who say they are trying to lose weight still drink more two 12-ounces cans per day, on average.
They had cans of beer snatched from their hands and poured out.
You cannot deceive me regarding the varieties of fish that come in cans.
In it were cans of salmon, tomatoes and other essential foods.
Ruddy knew at back doors there were sometimes boxes, barrels or cans filled with what might be called food.
Buoys, cans, etc., may drag from their positions or be lost altogether.
The vans that it will fill are already beginning to back into place and unload their cans and cases upon the platforms.
Old English 1st & 3rd person singular present indicative of cunnan "know, have power to, be able," (also "to have carnal knowledge"), from Proto-Germanic *kunnan "to be mentally able, to have learned" (cf. Old Norse kenna "to know, make known," Old Frisian kanna "to recognize, admit," German kennen "to know," Gothic kannjan "to make known"), from PIE root *gno- (see know).
Absorbing the third sense of "to know," that of "to know how to do something" (in addition to "to know as a fact" and "to be acquainted with" something or someone). An Old English preterite-present verb, its original past participle, couth, survived only in its negation (see uncouth), but cf. could. The present participle has spun off as cunning.
Old English canne "a cup, container," from Proto-Germanic *kanna (cf. Old Saxon, Old Norse, Swedish kanna, Middle Dutch kanne, Dutch kan, Old High German channa, German Kanne). Probably an early borrowing from Late Latin canna "container, vessel," from Latin canna "reed," also "reed pipe, small boat;" but the sense evolution is difficult.
Modern "air-tight vessel of tinned iron" is from 1867 (can-opener is from 1877). Slang meaning "toilet" is c.1900, said to be a shortening of piss-can. Meaning "buttocks" is from c.1910.
knock someone for a loop
[second sense perhaps fr the toy telephones made by punching a hole in the bottom of a tin can and connecting it to another such can by a string. When drawn taut, the string would carry the vibrations of a voice from one can and reproduce it in the other]