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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cane  \Cane\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Caned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Caning}.] 
  1.  To  beat  with  a  cane.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  make  or  furnish  with  cane  or  rattan;  as  to  cane 
  chairs. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cane  \Cane\,  n.  [OE.  cane,  canne,  OF  cane,  F.  canne,  L.  canna, 
  fr  Gr  ?,  ?;  prob.  of  Semitic  origin;  cf  Heb.  q[=a]neh 
  reed.  Cf  {Canister},  {canon},  1st  {Cannon}.] 
  1.  (Bot.) 
  a  A  name  given  to  several  peculiar  palms,  species  of 
  {Calamus}  and  {D[ae]manorops},  having  very  long, 
  smooth  flexible  stems,  commonly  called  rattans. 
  b  Any  plant  with  long,  hard,  elastic  stems,  as  reeds  and 
  bamboos  of  many  kinds;  also  the  sugar  cane. 
  c  Stems  of  other  plants  are  sometimes  called  canes;  as 
  the  canes  of  a  raspberry. 
 
  Like  light  canes,  that  first  rise  big  and  brave. 
  --B.  Jonson 
 
  Note:  In  the  Southern  United  States  {great  cane}  is  the 
  {Arundinaria  macrosperma},  and  {small  cane}  is  {A. 
  tecta}. 
 
  2.  A  walking  stick;  a  staff;  --  so  called  because  originally 
  made  of  one  the  species  of  cane. 
 
  Stir  the  fire  with  your  master's  cane.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  A  lance  or  dart  made  of  cane.  [R.] 
 
  Judgelike  thou  sitt'st,  to  praise  or  to  arraign  The 
  flying  skirmish  of  the  darted  cane.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  A  local  European  measure  of  length.  See  {Canna}. 
 
  {Cane  borer}  (Zo["o].),  A  beetle  {(Oberea  bimaculata)}  which 
  in  the  larval  state,  bores  into  pith  and  destroy  the  canes 
  or  stalks  of  the  raspberry,  blackberry,  etc 
 
  {Cane  mill},  a  mill  for  grinding  sugar  canes,  for  the 
  manufacture  of  sugar. 
 
  {Cane  trash},  the  crushed  stalks  and  other  refuse  of  sugar 
  cane,  used  for  fuel,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cane 
  n  1:  something  people  can  lean  on  to  help  them  walk 
  2:  a  strong  slender  often  flexible  stem  as  of  bamboos,  reeds, 
  rattans,  or  sugar  cane 
  3:  used  to  hit  students  as  punishment 
  v  :  beat  with  a  cane  [syn:  {flog},  {lambaste},  {lambast}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cane 
  a  tall  sedgy  plant  with  a  hollow  stem,  growing  in  moist  places. 
  In  Isa.  43:24;  Jer.  6:20,  the  Hebrew  word  _kaneh_  is  thus 
  rendered,  giving  its  name  to  the  plant.  It  is  rendered  reed"  in 
  1  Kings  14:15;  Job  40:21;  Isa.  19:6;  35:7.  In  Ps  68:30  the 
  expression  "company  of  spearmen"  is  in  the  margin  and  the 
  Revised  Version  "beasts  of  the  reeds,"  referring  probably  to  the 
  crocodile  or  the  hippopotamus  as  a  symbol  of  Egypt.  In  2  Kings 
  18:21;  Isa.  36:6;  Ezek.  29:6,  7,  the  reference  is  to  the  weak, 
  fragile  nature  of  the  reed.  (See  {CALAMUS}.) 
 




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