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A dense thicket of cane.


(Agriculture) US a thicket of canes



a thicket of canes.
[1765–75, Amer.]
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Noun1.canebrake - a dense growth of cane (especially giant cane)
brush, coppice, copse, thicket, brushwood - a dense growth of bushes
Arundinaria gigantea, cane reed, giant cane - tall grass of southern United States growing in thickets
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There he seemed to see familiar faces of comrades who had grown up with him from infancy; he saw his busy wife, bustling in her preparations for his evening meals; he heard the merry laugh of his boys at their play, and the chirrup of the baby at his knee; and then, with a start, all faded, and he saw again the canebrakes and cypresses and gliding plantations, and heard again the creaking and groaning of the machinery, all telling him too plainly that all that phase of life had gone by forever.
I ran furiously up the slope, over it, then turning eastward along a rocky valley fringed on either side with jungle I ran for perhaps a mile altogether, my chest straining, my heart beating in my ears; and then hearing nothing of Montgomery or his man, and feeling upon the verge of exhaustion, I doubled sharply back towards the beach as I judged, and lay down in the shelter of a canebrake.
Spontaneous combustion in canebrakes of the upper coastal plains also has caused prairie fires during hot, dry summers (Hanselka, 1980).
Conversion of higher elevation bottomland hardwood forests and loss of canebrakes has reduced the availability of breeding habitat for Swainson's Warblers (Brown et al.
On November 14, 1902 Roosevelt was engaged in the first day of a bear hunt in the canebrakes of the Mississippi Delta.
Departing Cuzco, "all the countryside up to Huamanga [present day Ayacucho] is composed of hills, gorges, ravines, and some plains, in which are situated canebrakes and sugar mills of the provinces of Abancay and Andahuaylas .
is a native bamboo of the southeastern United States that frequently grows in dense, single-species stands called canebrakes (Hughes, 1951: Meanley, 1972; Marsh, 1977; Jadziewiez et al.
In Jefferson County, they saw their first large canebrakes, which locals told them played a big part during the Civil War in secreting people, livestock, and possessions from the invading Federal armies.
Massive canebrakes once followed the banks of the meandering streams and rivers to provide shelter and forage for bears and other animals and hiding places for people in peril.
Daybreaks, canebrakes, heartbreaks, muggy nights and foggy mornings.
1%) of the canebrakes containing food items had more than one prey item in their alimentary tract.
A black preacher found out about the ambush and sent a warning to the strikers, who changed course and escaped into the Mississippi canebrakes.