All around you are farms fields dotted with canted mud structures.
The night was hot and still; the new moon, canted over like a sinking galleon, was low over the horizon.
Then he canted over to port and reached down into his pocket.
Gerard could swim like a duck; but the best swimmer, canted out of a boat capsized, must sink ere he can swim.
With her extra canvas, the James was canted over perilously.
She was just hung there, canted to an angle of forty-five, and ready to slide down with the first shift of a sea.
The rocket was canted slightly but, he thought, not dangerously so.
The ship first canted over, her sails resting on the water, righted herself and then slowly disappeared.
When I tried to get on the bed it canted over and deposited me on the floor.
A round tower is mentioned, called the "canted Tower," with a staircase of one hundred and twenty-four steps.
"insincere talk," 1709, earlier it was slang for "whining of beggars" (1640s), from the verb in this sense (1560s), from Old North French canter (Old French chanter) "to sing, chant," from Latin cantare, frequentative of canere "to sing" (see chant (v.)). Sense in English developed after 1680 to mean the jargon of criminals and vagabonds, thence applied contemptuously by any sect or school to the phraseology of its rival.
... Slang is universal, whilst Cant is restricted in usage to certain classes of the community: thieves, vagrom men, and -- well, their associates. ... Slang boasts a quasi-respectability denied to Cant, though Cant is frequently more enduring, its use continuing without variation of meaning for many generations. [John S. Farmer, Forewords to "Musa Pedestris," 1896]
"slope, slant," late 14c., Scottish, "edge, brink," from Old North French cant "corner" (perhaps via Middle Low German kante or Middle Dutch kant), from Vulgar Latin *canthus, from Latin cantus "iron tire of a wheel," possibly from a Celtic word meaning "rim of wheel, edge" (cf. Welsh cant "bordering of a circle, tire, edge," Breton cant "circle"), from PIE *kam-bo- "corner, bend," from root *kemb- "to bend, turn, change" (cf. Greek kanthos "corner of the eye," Russian kutu "corner").