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From canvas, originally meaning "to toss in a canvas sheet". First attested 1508
- Homophone: canvas
canvass (plural canvasses)
- 1920, in the Classical Journal, volume 15, page 242:
- Some hunt "ponies" unrelentingly, others protest at intervals, most, perhaps, ignore the matter unless it is insolently forced upon their attention. How old this question was and how thoughtfully it had been canvassed we were not aware […]
- 2001, Joyce Carol Oates, Middle Age: A Romance, page 5
- Adam Berendt, who canvassed through Rockland County on behalf of education, environmental, and gun control bond issues.
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