American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dense thicket of cane.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thicket of canes; in the United States, a tract of land thickly overgrown with Arundinaria.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a thicket of canes. See Canebrake.
- n. A thicket of canes.
- n. a dense growth of cane (especially giant cane)
“Now, while the crickets shake their infant rattles in canebrake”
“I was like to swoon, and had to grab a nearby canebrake rattlesnake for support.”
“Or maybe he noticed that I glanced off toward that canebrake.”
“Tolteca sauntered past the canebrake, following a side path.”
“Oh, and I almost went to a snake handling church one time -- I was invited as a reporter by a congregant who wanted to get the word out to anyone interested in praising Jesus with a canebrake rattler or two -- but moved out of the area before I could take him up on it.”
“Receiving intelligence that the most active leaders of the opposition were encamped on Cherokee land, Richardson sent 1300 militia and rangers under Colonel William Thomson into the canebrake an area of land with a thick dense growth on December 21.”
“Pocosins have a dense, fire adapted, shrub layer and an open overstory of pond pine (Pinus serotina); the endangered canebrake rattlesnake occurs here (Terwilliger and Tate, 1994).”
“Squint-eyed and cunning, its tongue split like a wishbone, the canebrake sulls up, cursive spine and the diamonds in spiral like genetic code, and Joby frets the Stratocaster, its plastic the color of a salted ham.”
“Moreau lay face downward in a trampled space in a canebrake.”
“My memory of the Law, of the two dead sailors, of the ambuscades of the darkness, of the body in the canebrake, haunted me; and, unnatural as it seems, with my return to mankind came, instead of that confidence and sympathy I had expected, a strange enhancement of the uncertainty and dread I had experienced during my stay upon the island.”
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