Fortunately, no one has been caned over the head as the national debate continues full bore.
"I shall be caned," he told himself, and the thought nearly drove him mad.
It used to be said I was a wild dog, a harem-scarem; and I was often caned for my pranks.
"I see you've been playing with fire—into mischief as usual," said the master, and he caned Edmund harder than ever.
How can we guess that our teachers laugh at our pranks after they have caned us for them?
Lieutenant Katte, who had aided him in getting away, having been kicked and caned, was sent to a court-martial192 to be tried.
And do you remember when I got caned for crying about Mr. Mell?
He first made his way through "Walnut Grove" in search of the caned banks of the river.
Macklin sprang at Hallam, seized him by the throat, and caned him unmercifully.
If Mr. Grimshaw had caned this unknown youth, the punishment would not have been half so severe.
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.
"to beat with a walking stick," 1660s, from cane (n.). Related: Caned; caning.