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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cancel \Can"cel\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Canceled} or {Cancelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Canceling} or {Cancelling}.] [L. cancellare to make like a lattice, to strike or cross out (cf. Fr. canceller, OF. canceler) fr. cancelli lattice, crossbars, dim. of cancer lattice; cf. Gr. ? latticed gate. Cf. {Chancel}.]

1. To inclose or surround, as with a railing, or with latticework. [Obs.]

A little obscure place canceled in with iron work is the pillar or stump at which . . . our Savior was scourged. --Evelyn.

2. To shut out, as with a railing or with latticework; to exclude. [Obs.] "Canceled from heaven." --Milton.

3. To cross and deface, as the lines of a writing, or as a word or figure; to mark out by a cross line; to blot out or obliterate.

A deed may be avoided by delivering it up to be cancelled; that is, to have lines drawn over it in the form of latticework or cancelli; though the phrase is now used figuratively for any manner of obliterating or defacing it. --Blackstone.

4. To annul or destroy; to revoke or recall.

The indentures were canceled. --Thackeray.

He was unwilling to cancel the interest created through former secret services, by being refractory on this occasion. --Sir W. Scott.

5. (Print.) To suppress or omit; to strike out, as matter in type.

{Canceled figures} (Print), figures cast with a line across the face., as for use in arithmetics.

Syn: To blot out; obliterate; deface; erase; efface; expunge; annul; abolish; revoke; abrogate; repeal; destroy; do away; set aside. See {Abolish}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Cancel \Can"cel\, noun [See {Cancel}, verb (used without an object), and cf. {Chancel}.]

1. An inclosure; a boundary; a limit. [Obs.]

A prison is but a retirement, and opportunity of serious thoughts, to a person whose spirit . . . desires no enlargement beyond the cancels of the body. --Jer. Taylor.

2. (Print) (a) The suppression or striking out of matter in type, or of a printed page or pages. (b) The part thus suppressed.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

cancel

noun

1: a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat [syn: {natural}, {cancel}]

verb

1: postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled; "Call off the engagement"; "cancel the dinner party"; "we had to scrub our vacation plans"; "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill" [syn: {cancel}, {call off}, {scratch}, {scrub}]

2: make up for; "His skills offset his opponent's superior strength" [syn: {cancel}, {offset}, {set off}]

3: declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law" [syn: {cancel}, {strike down}]

4: remove or make invisible; "Please delete my name from your list" [syn: {delete}, {cancel}]

5: make invalid for use; "cancel cheques or tickets" [syn: {cancel}, {invalidate}]


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In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS. Both have page size limits which I have exceeded. If you find such utilities without these limits, please let me know so I can pass it on.

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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.

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