The remark of Canon Gorton, "I began my friendship with a quarrel," might be echoed more than once.
A break in one of these links is called a “pass,” or “canon.”
He, too, had been a professor of canon law at Oxford, was a chaplain to the Pope and precentor of the cathedral church of Exeter.
The canon bowed and smiled, manifesting his pleased acquiescence.
The gentle Minor Canon has had it in his thoughts to leave the room, without a word.
"You must visit our cathedral as soon as possible," said the canon.
They had turned up with stolen rifles and were waiting with the keenest delight to join in "Canon Scott's spy hunt."
Don't mind me, little cousin; I am talking all this nonsense only to enrage the canon.
The assertion that I had the wish or was beset by any "temptation to attack" Canon Liddon is simply contrary to fact.
"No; my nephew is only a boy yet," said the canon, with affected humility.
canon "church law," O.E., from L.L. canon, from L., "measuring line, rule," from Gk. kanon "rule," perhaps from kanna "reed" (see cane). Taken in ecclesiastical sense for "decree of the Church," and passed through L.L. to O.E.