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  • n. Alternative spelling of canebrake.


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  • The canebreak in the background evokes the area near Beech Woods plantation in Louisiana where Audubon spotted the bird that inspired the picture.

    A Naturalist

  • Large greenbottle flies hum thickly in the hot shade of the canebreak where their bodies lie, and the blood from their torn wounds has leaked into the stream.

    The Convict and Other Stories

  • But then I crash thru a canebreak an come upon a area with low grass an to my surprise it is filled with gooks, lyin down, lookin the other way, an shootin at Charlie Company-I guess.

    Forrest Gump

  • The Africans were landed in a dense canebreak on a plantation of Gen. Dabney Maury, a guard placed over them, and with the crew of the "Clotilde" on board, the "Czar" in the darkness of the early night, sped down to the junction of the rivers, to meet the Taney.

    'Little Africa': The Last Slave Cargo Landed in the United States

  • But, little by little, the low-aimed, steady volleys, driven in by squad and section through the canebreak, or by company and platoon across the westward swamps, told on the nerve and discipline of the little brown men in the bamboo.

    Found in the Philippines The Story of a Woman's Letters

  • But I didn’t hit his gas tank or a tire, or punch through his firewall into the engine block, and I heard him winding up his gearbox until it almost screamed as he disappeared beyond a flooded canebreak on the side of the road.

    Heaven’s Prisoners


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