Did you perhaps mean aslant?
- ash + plant (Wiktionary)
“Stephen carries an ashplant cane that becomes an ersatz version of Siegfried's sword: STEPHEN: AH NON, PAR EXEMPLE!”
“The ashplant brandishing is as much satire as mythmaking, but it points up the deeply Romantic underpinnings of Ulysses.”
“He began to beat the frayed end of his ashplant against the base of a pillar.”
“The colonnade above him made him think vaguely of an ancient temple and the ashplant on which he leaned wearily of the curved stick of an augur.”
“He stood on the steps of the library to look at them, leaning wearily on his ashplant.”
“He climbed over the sedge and eely oarweeds and sat on a stool of rock, resting his ashplant in a grike.”
“By the bye have you the book, the thing, the ashplant?”
“Preparatory to anything else Mr Bloom brushed off the greater bulk of the shavings and handed Stephen the hat and ashplant and bucked him up generally in orthodox Samaritan fashion which he very badly needed.”
“He walked on, waiting to be spoken to, trailing his ashplant by his side.”
“SACRIFIZIO INCRUENTO, Stephen said smiling, swaying his ashplant in slow swingswong from its midpoint, lightly. —”
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