Definition of Lawyer cane
1. Noun. Tall scrambling spiny palm of northeastern Queensland, Australia.
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Literary usage of Lawyer cane
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1. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"... Benth., lawyer cane, bamboo, screw pines, &c. A fine watercourse was here crossed, which was referred to as the Bellenden River. ..."
2. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Lawyer-Cane, Lawyer-Palm, and Lawyer-Vine. See Lawyer. Lead, n. (pronounced teed), a mining term. In the Western United States and elsewhere, the term lead ..."
3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1880)
"Dense thickets of prickly growth, the lawyer cane predominating, forbid divergence from the path without the aid of a tomahawk. ..."
4. Natives of Australia by Northcote Whitridge Thomas (1906)
"Some forty plants or trees are used in one of these ways, Calamus (lawyer cane or vine) being specially important in the first class, Pandanus in the second ..."
5. Report of Meeting by ANZAAS, ANZAAS. (1903)
"... from about 8 to 10 or more inches long, drilled at their centres and fixed cros^-wise in position with split lawyer-cane (PL XXXII., 19). ..."