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sword cane

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  1. a cane or walking stick having a hollow shaft that serves as a sheath for a sword or dagger.

Origin of sword cane

First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for sword cane

Historical Examples

  • "Before he had time to draw his sword-cane," the fat woman interrupted.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • As to its being a sword-cane, however, I might have been mistaken.

  • "The stick there, on the table, is a sword-cane," he commented.

    The Lighted Match

    Charles Neville Buck

  • I moved my chair further from the bed, and tightened my grasp upon a sword-cane which I carried in my hand.

  • Modestly then the thrice-told tale was repeated—Angelo Cara, a violin in one hand, a sword-cane in the other, trudging home.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

British Dictionary definitions for sword cane

sword cane

  1. another name for swordstick
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