I recollect the Dominie once, and only once, gave me a caning, about a fortnight after I went to the school.
Seizing a rod he told Robert to hold out his hand, and gave him a caning.
It was the greatest day of his life, in spite of the caning, and the poetry at the end of it.
And he gave him a caning which he remembered to the last day of his life.
They were not sceptical about the methods in use and had no squeamishness about caning, but the children respected them the most.
Walter clinched, but Kennedy threw him off and continued his caning.
Walter Riley had recovered by this time from Kennedy's caning and occupied a front seat among the spectators.
Perhaps that is one of the reasons why I did not offer to treat my cousin to a caning.
After the third caning, we had a committee meeting in my study, and decided that something must be done.
Many and many a caning we have had over our Latin, until we wished the books at the bottom of the sea.
late 14c., from Old French cane "reed, cane, spear" (13c., Modern French canne), from Latin canna "reed, cane," from Greek kanna, perhaps from Assyrian qanu "tube, reed" (cf. Hebrew qaneh, Arabic qanah "reed"), from Sumerian gin "reed." But Tucker finds this borrowing "needless" and proposes a native Indo-European formation from a root meaning "to bind, bend." Sense of "walking stick" in English is 1580s.
"to beat with a walking stick," 1660s, from cane (n.). Related: Caned; caning.
a tall sedgy plant with a hollow stem, growing in moist places. In Isa. 43:24; Jer. 6:20, the Hebrew word _kaneh_ is thus rendered, giving its name to the plant. It is rendered "reed" in 1 Kings 14:15; Job 40:21; Isa. 19:6; 35:7. In Ps. 68:30 the expression "company of spearmen" is in the margin and the Revised Version "beasts of the reeds," referring probably to the crocodile or the hippopotamus as a symbol of Egypt. In 2 Kings 18:21; Isa. 36:6; Ezek. 29:6, 7, the reference is to the weak, fragile nature of the reed. (See CALAMUS.)