10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CA'CANNY»
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Colloquial Language in Ulysses: A Reference Tool
Ca' canny. The entry in OEDS (from 1896) is irrelevant. See instead OED canny,
a. 10: Also usedadvb.; esp. inphr. to ca' canny: to go cautiously, quietly, gently,
carefully, warily, from a 1796. Notes begins: "to call shrewdly"; UA revises: "Scots:
Robert William Dent, 1994
An Etymological Dictionary of Modern English
F. chasseur, Ger. jnger. ca' canny. To worh slowly, so as to leeve plenty ior others
to do. Recent application oi Sc. ca" canny, drive gently (Gait), irom Sc. ca, to drive
cattle, with which ci. Norw. haue, cry oi summons to cattle. Ca' the yowes to the ...
If the employers persist in their refusal to meet the workmen's representatives in
order to discuss the demands sent in,' the workmen can retort by marking their
ballot paper in favour of adopting "CA' CANNY", or go easy policy, until such
Scottish Dictionary and Supplement: In Four Volumes. Suppl. ...
Chaps like them suld ca' canny,' said he gruffly, ' it's time enough to get braws
when we can afford necessers." Saxon and Gael, iii. 73. " But, Charlie and Bell,
ca' canny; bairns will rise among you, and ye maun bear in mind that I hae baith ...
The Proverbs of Scotland
C. Ca' a cow to the ha' and she'll rin to the byre. “Set a frog on a golden stool; Off
it goes again to the pool.”—German. Ca' again: you're no a ghaist. An intimation
that your visits are agreeable. Ca' canny and flee laigh. Ca' canny, and ye'll ...
The First and Second Lady Chatterley Novels
These ca'canny tricks have got to stop." Constance herself had no belief in the ca'
canny method. At the same time, she saw in Clifford the arousing of a new naked
will, which would compel work from men. He was clever, almost weirdly 10 so.
D. H. Lawrence, Dieter Mehl, Christa Jansohn, 2002
Integrity: JusticeIn Action Integrity in Work––'Ca' Canny.––Some time ago the
newspapers brought a serious charge againstthe 'British workman.' Hewas said
to have taken 'Ca' canny' for hismotto. That istosay, the man paid by the hour was
Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First ...
In a leaflet, presumed to be written by Mann, ITF affiliates were encouraged to
consider the strategy of “ca'canny,” or worker slowdowns: “It is a simple and
handy phrase which is used to describe a new instrument or policy which may be
J.B. McLachlan: A Biography: The Story of a Legendary Labour ...
Ca'canny In 1931 the Scottish National Dictionary defined the word "ca'canny" as
a verb meaning to be moderate and proceed warily. It was now in general use,
the entry continued, as a description of "the trade-union policy of limiting output.
War of the Classes. Revolution. The Shrinkage of the Planet.
But, the British laborer's policy of “ca' canny,” which is the very honorable one of
giving least for most, and which is likewise the policy of the English capitalist, is
nevertheless frowned upon by the English capitalist, whose business existence is
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1889: The Glasgow dockers' go-slow
However the employers have said that they are delighted with the services of these people; let us therefore do the same and practice ca'canny. «libcom.org, Jan 10»