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Malacca cane

a cane or walking stick made of the brown, often mottled or clouded stem of an East Indian rattan palm, Calamus scipionum.
Origin of Malacca cane
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When he dropped into Fetzer's pool shack carrying a Malacca cane, for example.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • He bent his Malacca cane until he made both ends meet; then, with an oath, he hurried after Long and Betsy.

    A Nest of Linnets Frank Frankfort Moore
  • He carried a Malacca cane in one hand; in the other a large tune hymn-book with edges red in one light, gold in another.

    Mammon and Co. E. F. Benson
  • This old man with refined features who walked on my left, leaning on his Malacca cane, was M. Charnot.

  • He carried gloves and a Malacca cane, and his gait was one of assured superiority.

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