What does the word canton mean?

Usage examples for canton

  1. When he did come, Sarah Maitland used to look about the dining- room table, with its thick earthenware dishes- the last of the old Canton service had found its way to the ash- barrel; she used to glance at the three young people with warm satisfaction. – The Iron Woman by Margaret Deland
  2. Our case at Canton is pretty nearly the same as that of the two Chinese missionaries. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  3. On one of these festivals at Canton, an almost total eclipse of the moon called out the entire population, each one carrying something with which to make a noise, kettles, pans, sticks, drums, gongs, guns, crackers, and what not to frighten away the dragon of the sky from his hideous feast. – Moon Lore by Timothy Harley