canebrake

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n canebrake a dense growth of cane (especially giant cane)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Canebrake kān"brāk` A thicket of canes.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n canebrake A thicket of canes; in the United States, a tract of land thickly overgrown with Arundinaria.
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Usage

In literature:

This pathway ran up hill, across another open space covered with white incrustation, and plunged into a canebrake again.
"The Island of Doctor Moreau" by H. G. Wells
They'd take to the woods and canebrakes.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
It was heard of on the cotton fields of Texas, in the canebrakes of Cuba, and amid the rice swamps of Carolina.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863" by Various
He reloaded his rifle, running, and kept a wary eye as he passed into the canebrake.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Here you will find the canebrakes and cypress swamps, as well as the prairies and the vast fertile regions.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
Sometimes he slept in the canebrake; sometimes he laid himself by the side of a stream; sometimes in the caves of the rocks.
"The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman" by Uncle Philip
They are almost as impenetrable as canebrakes.
"Wild Life on the Rockies" by Enos A. Mills
While descending the river, we saw a canoe, containing two men, push out from a thick canebrake.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Seven stilted arches of an aqueduct showed white through the canebrakes inland.
"Rosinante to the Road Again" by John Dos Passos
No use talkin' when de nigger wants to go, Where de corn top blossoms and canebrakes grow.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
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In poetry:

Don't you see the lightnin'
Flashin' in de canebrake,
Like as if we's gwine to hab a storm?
No! You is mistaken,
'Tis darkies' bay'nets,
An' de buttons on dar uniform.
"Babylon Is Fallen!" by Henry Clay Work

In news:

Canebrake thanks DPD, fire department.
On behalf of the Canebrake Players I would like to publicly thank the Demopolis Police Department and the Demopolis Fire Department.
Canebrake thanks DPD, fire department.
View full size About 20 homes in Canebrake Club subdivision in Athens were damaged Friday morning.
Ronnie Trussell said he, his wife and a visiting couple had just sat down for breakfast in his Canebrake Club subdivision home this morning when the house seemed to explode.
Al and Anita (Letts) Green celebrated 65 years of marriage on Aug 3, 2012, with a celebration at The Canebrake.
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