cane


cane
01. Janice had to walk with a [cane] for a while after she hurt her knee.
02. The old man used his [cane] to trip the purse thief as he ran by.
03. The old woman gripped her [cane] tightly as she walked slowly down the hill.
04. A vandal in Singapore was arrested and [caned] for spray-painting graffiti on a car.
05. Her brother is blind and uses a white [cane] to get around.
06. He went to a private school where boys were [caned] for misbehavior.
07. The bamboo [canes] in our garden are about six feet high now.
08. The dog started growling at the old man so he hit it with his [cane].
09. My grandfather has to use a [cane] to get around now because he has bad hips.
10. The children used bamboo [canes] to make toy swords.
11. Nigel got the [cane] after spitting on another lad who had called him names.
12. We could hear old man's [cane] tapping on the stairs as he came up the steps.
13. A Japanese proverb notes that you can't straighten a snake by putting it in a bamboo [cane].
14. Henry David Thoreau once suggested that a straight stick makes the best [cane], and an upright man the best ruler.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • cane — [ kan ] n. f. • quenne 1338; p. ê. de ca , onomat., et a. fr. aine, ane, lat. anas « canard » ♦ Femelle du canard. La cane et ses canetons. Petite cane. ⇒ 1. canette. ⊗ HOM. Canne. ● cane nom féminin Canard femelle adulte et reproducteur. Nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cane — (k[=a]n), n. [OE. cane, canne, OF. cane, F. canne, L. canna, fr. Gr. ka nna, ka nnh; prob. of Semitic origin; cf. Heb. q[=a]neh reed. Cf. {Canister}, {canon}, 1st {Cannon}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Bot.) (a) A name given to several peculiar palms,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cane — ist der Name folgender Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Cane (Arizona) Cane (North Carolina) Cane Beds (Arizona) Cane Brake (North Carolina) Cane Hill (Missouri) Cane Junction (Texas) Cane Ridge (Tennessee) Cane Savannah (South Carolina) Cane… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cane (1) — {{hw}}{{cane (1)}{{/hw}}s. m.  (f. cagna ) 1 Mammifero domestico dei Carnivori, onnivoro, con odorato eccellente, pelame di vario colore, pupilla rotonda; ha dimensioni, forma del muso e attitudini variabili secondo la razza: cane da guardia, di… …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • cane — s.m. [lat. canis ]. 1. (zool.) [nome di varie specie di mammiferi carnivori canidi, e in particolare del cane domestico (Canis familiaris ): c. da caccia, da pastore, da guardia ; c. poliziotto ] ● Espressioni (con uso fig.): (andarsene) come un… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • cane — CANE. s. f. Espece d oiseau aquatique. Cane sauvage. cane privée. cane d Inde. cane petiere. On dit prov. Faire la cane, pour dire, Faire une action de lascheté. Pour éviter un peril il a fait la cane …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • cane — CANE. s. f. Espèce d oiseau aquatique. Cane sauvage. Cane privée. Cane d Inde. La cane est la femelle du canard. [b]f♛/b] On dit figurément et familièrement, qu Un homme a fait la cane, Lorsqu il a marqué de la peur dans une occasion où il… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Cane — (k[=a]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caned} (k[=a]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Caning}.] 1. To beat with a cane. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To make or furnish with cane or rattan; as, to cane chairs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cane — [kān] n. [ME & OFr canne < It canna < L, reed, cane < Gr kanna; prob. < Assyr qanū (or Heb qaneh), tube, reed < Sumerian gin] 1. the slender, jointed, usually flexible stem of any of certain plants, as bamboo or rattan 2. any plant …   English World dictionary

  • cane — late 14c., from O.Fr. cane reed, cane, spear (13c., Mod.Fr. canne), from L. canna reed, cane, from Gk. kanna, perhaps from Assyrian qanu tube, reed (Cf. Hebrew qaneh, Arabic qanah reed ), from Sumerian gin reed. But Tucker finds this borrowing… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cané — (de or. caló) m. Cierto juego de *baraja parecido al monte. * * * cané. (De sacanete). m. Juego de azar parecido al monte. * * * Cané, Miguel …   Enciclopedia Universal