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  • She took a cane-bottomed chair on one side of the table.


  • If she sate down on a cane-bottomed chair, her arm rounded itself over the back of the seat, her hand seemed as if it ought to have a sceptre put into it, the folds of her dress fell naturally round her in order, like ladies of honour round a throne, and she looked like an empress.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Between them a waggling punkah fanned twenty cane-bottomed chairs and two rows of shiny plates.

    Falk, by Joseph Conrad

  • The bishop jumped up and seated himself on a cane-bottomed chair.

    Barchester Towers

  • There was something in its air calculated to inspire awe in those who first saw Lady Lufton sitting bolt upright in the cane-bottomed arm-chair, which she always occupied when at work at her books and papers; and this she knew when she determined to receive Lucy in that apartment.

    Framley Parsonage

  • The furniture consisted of a round table, which kept such imperfect balance on its central support that the lamp entrusted to it looked in a dangerous position, of three small cane-bottomed chairs, a small wash-hand-stand with sundry rude appurtenances, and a chair-bedstead which the tenant opened at the hour of repose and spread with certain primitive trappings at present kept in a cupboard.

    New Grub Street

  • It was furnished with long, cane-bottomed chairs made in the jail, and at one end there was a book-case containing a rather unappetizing little library, mainly books of essays, of the Emerson-Carlyle-Stevenson type.

    Burmese Days

  • She sat very still in her tall, cane-bottomed chair, watching carefully.

    The Fires of Heaven

  • Women continued to mingle about, and the old men on the cane-bottomed chairs passed bottles of clairin peppered with roots and herbs.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • At the end of the floor in his cane-bottomed chair

    The Thorn Birds


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