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cane

 [kān]
an assistive device that provides partial support and balance for ambulation and standing.
 Cane. A and B, adjustable canes. C, quadripod (quad) cane.
adjustable cane a cane whose length can be easily altered.
quadripod cane a cane adapted for increased stability by providing a four-legged rectangular base of support.
tripod cane one similar to a quadripod cane except that its base is triangular with three legs.
white cane a cane used by the visually handicapped to increase awareness of the immediate environment; the white color is a sign to others that the user is blind.

cane

(kān)
n.
A stick used as an aid in walking or carried as an accessory.

can′er n.

cane

(kān)
An assistive device prescribed to provide support during ambulation and transfers for individuals with weakness, instability, pain, or balance loss. It also may be used to unload a lower extremity joint or to partially eliminate weight-bearing. Standard (conventional) canes are made from wood or aluminum and have a variety of hand grip styles. Other styles include tripod canes, quadruped (quad) canes, and walk (“hemi”) canes. Canes should be used on the unaffected (stronger) side of the body.
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Redfearn already does - and that's why he is ready to throw Cani into a full debut at home to Millwall today following stints on the bench.
But Cani produced a great near-post finish from a Robert Pires pass
FEU 63 - Cani 12, Parker 9, Inigo 9, Comboy 8, Orizu 8, Bienes 8, Stockton 5, Escoto 4, Ebona 0, Tuffin 0, Gonzales 0, Bayquin 0.
Cani would then, find the trailing Barkley Ebona who scored the game's final points with a layup with 20.1 seconds left in overtime.
FEU has a veteran-laden squad led by Jasper Parker, Hubert Cani and their national players Arvin Tolentino and Kenneth Tuffin, while CSB has played to the beat of rapidly improving point guard Unique Naboa and veterans Yankee Haruna and Clement Leutcheu.
The study, led by Patrice Cani of the Universite catholique de Louvain in Brussels, Belgium, showed that eight weeks of treatment with the compounds, called tetrahydro iso-alpha acids, also reduced gut permeability and normalized insulin sensitivity markers in the mice, among other beneficial metabolic effects.
Nilmar is also crocked and joins Marco Ruben, Marcos Senna, Cani, Javier Camunas, and Cristian Zapata on a packed Yellow Submarine treatment table.
Goals by Cani, Joan Capdevila and a Giuseppe Rossi penalty guided the Spanish side to victory with Falcao and Hulk on target for the Portuguese, who held a 5-1 advantage from the first leg.
Midfielder Ruben Cani had put Villarreal ahead just before half-time but Falcao led the stunning second-half revival as his side fired in five goals to all but book a place in the Dublin final.
Robert Pires and Ruben Gracia Cani struck for Villarreal either side of a Rafael van der Vaart leveller as Real's mid-to-late season run of form continued to crumble in the final matches.
Javier Saviola gave Barca a 10th-minute lead but mid-table Zaragoza hit back to claim an impressive scalp thanks to goals from Ruben Cani and Fernando Soriano.
The game's biggest shot, though, came off a mad scramble for the ball after Adamson center Papi Sarr turned the ball over, Hubert Cani raced down the floor and found the trailing Barkley Ebona for the layup that effectively iced the match with 20.1 seconds left.