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sword cane

a cane or walking stick having a hollow shaft that serves as a sheath for a sword or dagger.
Origin of sword cane
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "The stick there, on the table, is a sword-cane," he commented.

    The Lighted Match Charles Neville Buck
  • As to its being a sword-cane, however, I might have been mistaken.

    The Underground Railroad William Still
  • Vautrin remarked, as he rattled his sword-cane across the panels of the sitting-room door, and came up to the student.

    Father Goriot Honore de Balzac
  • I moved my chair further from the bed, and tightened my grasp upon a sword-cane which I carried in my hand.

  • "Before he had time to draw his sword-cane," the fat woman interrupted.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • Modestly then the thrice-told tale was repeated—Angelo Cara, a violin in one hand, a sword-cane in the other, trudging home.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • He darted toward him, and before Carmichael could prevent him, dragged the sword-cane away.

    The Goose Girl Harold MacGrath
  • We shan't get either the sword-cane nor yet the pistols and bullets on the top of the guard-robe.

    The White Plumes of Navarre Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • The Colonel cast a rapid glance at his sword-cane, which lay on the table.

  • Her husband was safe in his place of concealment near Rouen; but when he heard, he ran himself through with a sword-cane.

    Lectures on the French Revolution John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
British Dictionary definitions for sword-cane

sword cane

another name for swordstick
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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