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Synonyms for can

to prepare (food) for storage and future use

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Well, we can't resk being as long as we ought to, because it mayn't take very long for Uncle Silas to hear from down there by New Orleans.
He was silent again for a few moments, and then he said, with fierce abruptness, "I'll go to him--I'll bring him back--I'll make him go and look at her in her misery--he shall look at her till he can't forget it--it shall follow him night and day--as long as he lives it shall follow him--he shan't escape wi' lies this time-- I'll fetch him, I'll drag him myself.
Remember, please, that she can't see you in the inflamed state of her eyes, and don't disturb the bed-curtains.
But," said he, "we find that we can't cross this desert, which turns all living flesh that touches it into dust; so I have asked you to come and help us.
I can't imagine you walking about the world with your back hair down, bewailing a hard-hearted lover," said Tom.
We're a pretty clever invention, miss, and you can't get on without us," he answered, with his nose in the air.
I guess I ought to stick out and make you go to college--but I know I can't, so I ain't going to try.
I can't explain it to you--but it's just as I've said," responded the Story Girl.
Here's a nice little spot where the wind can't get at you," said Captain Jim, when they reached the rocks.
He can't do that,' said the King, 'or else he'd have been here first.
I'm nearly as impolite and disagreeable and ill-mannered as these two old Knickerbocker gents on each side of me that can't sleep of nights because I bought in between 'em.
Then the water is right over the line where we are now, and we can't get any news at all from the other side of Ipswich.
I can't understand what you want to torment me for.
What's the good of a woman if she can't keep up with a man?
You can't see that it wouldn't have been fair to him to marry him?