Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large knife, with a wide blade and a sharp barb or hook at the back of the blade, used in cutting sugar-cane.

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Examples

  • Every cane-knife was lifted, and every boy save Gogoomy leaped for her.

    Chapter 22

  • When my brother went out with a number of natives laden with surveying implements, Pola only stopped long enough to beg for a cane-knife before he was leading the party.

    The Spinner's Book of Fiction

  • What he had done was to pick up a cane-knife - you know the kind, as big as a machete and as heavy.

    The Princess

  • One of the partners had his shoulder slashed nearly off by a cane-knife.

    A Hard-Bitten Gang

  • You steal 'm one fella towel, one fella cane-knife, two - ten fella cartridge.

    Contraband

  • He swerved aside to avoid the horse, at the same time swinging his cane-knife in a slicing blow that would have cut her in twain.

    Gogoomy Finishes Along Kwaque Altogether

  • Carter unsheathed his heavy cane-knife and cut palmetto fans for rethatching where required; Eudo Stent looked after the horses; Bulow's axe rang among the fragrant red cedars; the Indian squatted gravely before a characteristic Seminole fire built of logs, radiating like the spokes of a cart-wheel from the centre which was a hub of glowing coals.

    The Firing Line

  • What he had done was to pick up a cane-knife -- you know the kind, as big as a machete and as heavy.

    The Red One

  • You steal 'm one fella towel, one fella cane-knife, two-ten fella cartridge.

    Adventure

  • With a single bound Leicester reached Tom's side, and raising the cane-knife above his head, and grasping the handle with both hands, he brought it down with all his strength across the dog's neck, taking care to avoid the thick leather collar which protected it.

    The Voyage of the Aurora

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