cane


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Synonyms for cane

a fairly long straight piece of solid material used especially as a support in walking

Synonyms for cane

a stick that people can lean on to help them walk

a strong slender often flexible stem as of bamboos, reeds, rattans, or sugar cane

a stiff switch used to hit students as punishment

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beat with a cane

References in classic literature ?
Where did he find that cane?" Then he added: "It is probable that his suspicion--more than that, his reasoning --has led him to lay his hand on something tangible.
Almost immediately the door opened and Frederic Larsan made his appearance, brandishing his famous cane.
"Now, Pistache, my good dog, jump the height of this cane for Madame de Montbazon."
"Stop," said the duke, "Pistache, jump for the queen." And he raised his cane six inches higher.
One side crushed the cane well, but the other side was too open.
"Yes," said the governor, "or if not I am the greatest dolt in the world; now you will see whether I have got the headpiece to govern a whole kingdom;" and he ordered the cane to be broken in two, there, in the presence of all.
Bumble, grasping his cane tightly, as was his wont when working into a passion: 'juries is ineddicated, vulgar, grovelling wretches.'
'What do you call this, sir?' demanded the schoolmaster, administering a cut with the cane to expedite the reply.
Mr Swiveller appeared to think the they implied some mental struggle consequent upon the powerful effect of his address, for he poked his friend with his cane and whispered his conviction that he had administered 'a clincher,' and that he expected a commission on the profits.
And now neither Cane or Golden Book are in existence." His gesture startled me; it told of patriotism extinguished and weariness of life.
The old gentleman touched the spring in the knob of his cane, and answered, in the courtly manner of the old school:
One long, lanky man, with long hair and a big white fur stovepipe hat on the back of his head, and a crooked-handled cane, marked out the places on the ground where Boggs stood and where Sherburn stood, and the people following him around from one place to t'other and watching everything he done, and bob- bing their heads to show they understood, and stoop- ing a little and resting their hands on their thighs to watch him mark the places on the ground with his cane; and then he stood up straight and stiff where Sherburn had stood, frowning and having his hat-brim down over his eyes, and sung out, "Boggs!" and then fetched his cane down slow to a level, and says "Bang!" staggered backwards, says "Bang!" again, and fell down flat on his back.
"Dark complexion; hair, eyebrows, and whiskers, black; blue frock-coat, buttoned up to the chin; rosette of an officer of the Legion of Honor in his button-hole; a hat with wide brim, and a cane."
His first half-hour is occupied in trying to decide whether to wear his light suit with a cane and drab billycock, or his black tails with a chimney-pot hat and his new umbrella.
For a moment we gazed about us in quest of a more practicable route; it was, however, at once apparent that there was no resource but to pierce this thicket of canes at all hazards.