ca'canny

ca'canny

(ˌkɔːˈkænɪ)
n
1. moderation or wariness
2.
a. a policy of restricting the output of work; go-slow
b. (as modifier): a ca'canny policy.
[C19: literally, call canny to drive gently]
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Syndicalism', we are told, 'favours a change in society, not through parliamentary means or a political revolution which would merely change one government for another, but by the direct economic action of the workers, expressed in methods of boycott, sabotage, ca'canny, the strike, and above all the general strike, and aiming at the true revolution and the abolition of property and the state'.