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a dense growth of cane (especially giant cane)

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The teddy bear brings melodramatic pleasure to adults because it exists for the purpose of returning the supposed gift of human love received from Roosevelt on that terrifying day in the 1902 swampy canebrake of the Mississippi Delta.
Despite a variety of limitations (Noss, 1985; Whitney and DeCant, 2001), these surveys provide a starting point for developing maps of historical vegetation, including canebrakes.
I knew what was out there, the humps of canebrakes, the miles of lowland and bayou, the acres of grass and hillocks of pine.
the cotton crops are good." In Jefferson County, they saw their first large canebrakes, which locals told them played a big part during the Civil War in secreting people, livestock, and possessions from the invading Federal armies.
Massive canebrakes once followed the banks of the meandering streams and rivers to provide shelter and forage for bears and other animals and hiding places for people in peril.
In southeastern USA, there are moves to restore canebrakes, the dense, impenetrable stands of bamboo that dominated large areas of floodplain arid riverbank until they were cleared for agriculture during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Side by side with the men of her race, she toiled in the damp rice-swamps, in the cotton-fields, and the lone canebrakes. She tilled the soil of her so-called master, enlarged his estates, heaped his coffers with shining gold, and filled his home with the splendors of the world.
Three (7.1%) of the canebrakes containing food items had more than one prey item in their alimentary tract.
The swamps, canebrakes, Carolina bays and pine plantations of the southeast are inhospitable to man, but they're home to some of the nation's densest deer herds.
This parakeet foraged in large flocks, nested primarily in swamp forests, and relied on mast-fruiting North American canebrakes (Arundinaria gigantea), but shifted habitats to feed on seasonally available mast nuts such as beech and hickory (Fuller 1987, Forshaw 1989, Conover 1994).
A black preacher found out about the ambush and sent a warning to the strikers, who changed course and escaped into the Mississippi canebrakes. The actions of the minister are significant, for they illustrate that although the number of strikers was small, they had some support in the larger community.
So far she's found that canebrakes live inside tree-root holes, mate in early spring, and give birth to live offspring (unlike many other egg-laying snakes).
Towering hardwoods, canebrakes, and hooded warblers are only a few of the resources at risk in this green remnant drowning in an agricultural sea.
Several shrubs and vines are also common, and there is local intergradation with canebrakes (type l).
According to the surveyors, an immense change had taken place in the landscape encountered by the early nineteenth-century travelers who had unanimously described the Delta as an almost unbroken expanse of old-growth forest and canebrakes, teeming with diverse wildlife.