Sunday, March 25, 2007

Today's English

Canton (N.)
1. A small territorial division of a country, especially one of the states of Switzerland.
2. A small, square division of a shield, usually in the upper right corner.
3. A usually rectangular division of a flag, occupying the upper corner next to the staff

My figures fail to tell me
How far the Village lies-
Whose peasants are the Angels-
Whose Cantons dot the skies-
-Emily Dickinson, from Poem 7

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