EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CANE
And you seized his cane in a fury, and broke it in returning the blow.
There are other details I might mention—that cane, for instance—but let it pass.
He drew the cane out of the sand, thrusting the stick down in its stead.
Kirkwood poked his cane through the trap, repeating the address.
His cane alone would have told it long ago, if nothing else had.
He bit his lip and struck with his cane at the buttercup heads.
Then the cane slipped through his hand and fell rattling to the ground.
These Lamb women thought her and her cane ridiculous, did they?
He got up and walked to the window, leaning upon his cane as he went.
He pointed with his cane in the direction of the chatterers near the kiosk.
late 14c., from Old French cane "reed, cane, spear" (13c., Modern French canne), from Latin canna "reed, cane," from Greek kanna, perhaps from Assyrian qanu "tube, reed" (cf. Hebrew qaneh, Arabic qanah "reed"), from Sumerian gin "reed." But Tucker finds this borrowing "needless" and proposes a native Indo-European formation from a root meaning "to bind, bend." Sense of "walking stick" in English is 1580s.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CANE
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