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  • v. Present participle of cane.
  • n. a beating with a cane

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. something made of interlaced slender branches of especially willow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. work made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches)


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