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Definitions of cane

  1. beat with a cane
  2. a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment
  3. a stick that people can lean on to help them walk
  4. a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane
  5. A name given to several peculiar palms, species of Calamus and Daemanorops, having very long, smooth flexible stems, commonly called rattans.
  6. Any plant with long, hard, elastic stems, as reeds and bamboos of many kinds; also, the sugar cane.
  7. Stems of other plants are sometimes called canes; as, the canes of a raspberry.
  8. A lance or dart made of cane.
  9. A local European measure of length. See Canna.
  10. To beat with a cane.
  11. To make or furnish with cane or rattan; as, to cane chairs.
  12. A walking stick; a staff; - so called because originally made of one the species of cane.
  13. Sticks used as walking aids. The canes may have three or four prongs at the end of the shaft.
  14. The stem of certain palms, grasses, and other plants, as the bamboo, sugar cane, rattan, etc.; a walking stick.
  15. To beat with a walking stick; furnish with parts made of grasses, rattan, bamboo, etc.; as, to cane chairs.
  16. A reed, as the bamboo, etc.; a walking- stick.
  17. A reed; the plant from which sugar is made; a walking stick.
  18. To bottom or back with cane, as a chair.
  19. A walking stick.
  20. A slender flexible woody stem or plant, as a rattan or the sugar - cane.
  21. A reed- stem; sugar- cane, the bamboo and the ratan; a walking- stick; a lance or dart made of cane; a foreign measure of length.
  22. To beat with a cane; to bottom with cane.
  23. A long, strong reed; a walking- stick.
  24. To beat or flog with a cane.
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Usage examples for cane

  1. She held out his hat and cane – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  2. " I think I know where Jane is," she said, putting down her cane with a jerk. – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. The old man sat with hands folded on his cane top, his eyes apparently looking straight ahead. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  4. He just broke his leg and some day it will be all well again, and he won't even limp or need a cane – Heart of Gold by Ruth Alberta Brown
  5. I did cane him to the satisfaction of my many friends and his many enemies, and that was the end of it." – Whistler Stories by Don C. Seitz
  6. A smile on her face, and a rose in her hair, And she sat there, and bloom'd in my cane bottom'd chair. – The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 by Ministry of Education
  7. He waited therefore, till Eben appeared with hat and cane – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  8. It was brought to me in Cane and Wilson's. – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  9. Under Dan's instructions he continued to cry out: " Here's where you can get a cane or a knife for nothing! – The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair by James Otis
  10. He leaned upon it, using it as a cane as he swayed a little on his feet. – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard
  11. I gave him a blow with my cane by way of answer, and the coward, instead of drawing his sword, began to cry out that I wished to draw him into a fight. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. He struck the floor with his cane – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  13. A cane gave some of it. – Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
  14. For summer, cane chairs are much the most comfortable, although those covered with leather are very nice. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  15. His chin had fallen on his chest, both hands rested on his cane and over his body fell the glory of the red sky. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  16. " Sorry to dirty your cane Dick apologized, after the second halt. – Her Prairie Knight by B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower
  17. At the side of a grave in the potter's field, the sexton one day saw a blind man leaning on a cane – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  18. Give me my hat; and you, Mr. Rolles, give me my cane and follow me. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  19. When Brownie Beaver heard of that he said it was just as well, because he seldom walked far on land and there wasn't much use in a person's carrying a cane when he swam, anyhow. – The Tale of Brownie Beaver by Arthur Scott Bailey
  20. A cane chair stood at the foot of the bed. – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
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