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canework

[keyn-wurk] /ˈkeɪnˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
strips of cane that are interlaced and used in cane chairs or the like.
Origin of canework
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60; cane + work
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  • They are also largely imported into Great Britain for canework.

    Miscellanea Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • The maxilla is a flat frame of canework with one or two arms at the side and a low back provided with a cushion.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • In the central panel of the Restoration chair-back, canework began to be used instead of the Early Jacobean carving.

    Chats on Old Furniture Arthur Hayden

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