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canework

[ keyn-wurk ]
/ ˈkeɪnˌwɜrk /
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noun
strips of cane that are interlaced and used in cane chairs or the like.
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Origin of canework

First recorded in 1855–60; cane + work
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How to use canework in a sentence

  • They are also largely imported into Great Britain for canework.

    Miscellanea|Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • In the central panel of the Restoration chair-back, canework began to be used instead of the Early Jacobean carving.

  • 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
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