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  • n. Plural form of canebrake.


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  • Within the predominant semi-evergreen forests of this ecoregion are patches of several other habitat types, such as canebrakes, wet bamboo brakes, moist bamboo brakes, lateritic semi-evergreen forests, and secondary moist bamboo breaks.

    Orissa semi-evergreen forests

  • Making my way back through the canebrakes and up to the houses, I nodded to women stoking morning fires under their ramadas and smelled boiling hominy.

    Fire The Sky

  • Turtles sunned on logs, and huge canebrakes filled the backwaters.

    Fire The Sky

  • When the financial panic of 1907 broke, he was deep in the Louisiana canebrakes, happily slaughtering bears.

    A Short History of Presidential Relaxation

  • Ms. Wall notes that at some remote point in the past — it's not clear when — ancient forests and canebrakes were cleared and the good soil seeded with Poa pratensis, or bluegrass, which is not blue but is very good fodder.

    Behind the Bluegrass

  • It wants to defoliate miles and miles of brush along the banks of the Rio Grande so that no one can hide in the canebrakes.

    Patt Morrison: Two Toxic Ideas: Border Fence, Border Poison

  • In permanently wet or moist areas with fine, clayey soils and a rich humus layer, impenetrable canebrakes grow profusely in the understory.

    Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests

  • We crossed the ravine down which smoked the stream of hot water, and followed the winding pathway through the canebrakes until we reached a wide area covered over with a thick, powdery yellow substance which I believe was sulphur.

    The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • My father is a khaki cloud in the canebrakes, and Ginny is no more to me than the bitter smell in the blackberry briers up on the ridge.

    Transcripts of a Troubled Mind

  • The hardwood forests and dense canebrakes were laced with buffalo trails, or "traces" - wide swaths that would later serve as pioneer roads.

    Great American Hunters: Daniel Boone


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