He held in his hand a small cane, with which he cut angrily at the flowers.
Every one carries a small cane with a button on the end of it.
The instrument usually employed was a small cane, about four inches long, with five or six teeth fixed into it on opposite sides.
David smiled as he caught up a small cane and prepared to go.
Tim did not speak, but his eye fell upon a small cane above the chimney-piece.
If it dodged once in this little bit of small cane it was lost.
Another was a bow, the string being of catgut, which was struck with a small cane.
Then blindfold one child at a time; give him a small cane and let him make one strike and see what he can bring down.
Macallister noted that one man placed a small cane basket under a thwart, and he suspected what was inside.
Its advantages are so apparent, that after one trial on each estate, it has superseded the small cane which was in general use.
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.
a tall sedgy plant with a hollow stem, growing in moist places. In Isa. 43:24; Jer. 6:20, the Hebrew word _kaneh_ is thus rendered, giving its name to the plant. It is rendered "reed" in 1 Kings 14:15; Job 40:21; Isa. 19:6; 35:7. In Ps. 68:30 the expression "company of spearmen" is in the margin and the Revised Version "beasts of the reeds," referring probably to the crocodile or the hippopotamus as a symbol of Egypt. In 2 Kings 18:21; Isa. 36:6; Ezek. 29:6, 7, the reference is to the weak, fragile nature of the reed. (See CALAMUS.)