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split cane

(angling) bamboo split into strips of triangular section, tapered, and glued to form a stiff but flexible hexagonal rod: used, esp formerly, for making fishing rods
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  • Rods of split cane are very largely used, and as they are light and strong have much to recommend them.

  • split cane or bamboo may be used with good effect at the joints or angles.

    Rustic Carpentry Paul N. Hasluck
  • Mats are made either with split cane or from the outer bark of reeds.

    Children of Borneo Edwin Herbert Gomes
  • If not, he might weave them together with split cane or supple reeds.

  • The master of the house, together with a friend, stood up and held two pieces of split cane about a yard in length.

    Mogreb-el-Acksa R. B. Cunninghame Graham
  • The houses are only ground floors, the walls built of split cane and mud, and the roofs thatched with leaves.

  • I threw the halter of the ass round his neck, and placed the split cane over his nose, tying it firmly below with a string.

  • The floor is of split cane, elevated a few feet from the earth, which secures ventilation and cleanliness.

    Lives of the Three Mrs. Judsons Arabella W. Stuart
  • On the other hand, to fish for tyee with a highly finished 18-foot split cane, or other make of rod, seemed to me out of place.

  • My bedstead is raised by forkillas; at the head and feet are cross poles, upon which is placed a platform of split cane.

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