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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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* When climbing stairs with a cane, lead with your "good" leg, and use the cane to support your weaker leg.
(2002) variety is an important factor, which not only helps to increase cane yield but also improves the recovery percent of sugarcane.
Extending soft loans to sugar mills through banks for which Government would bear interest subvention @ 7% for one year to clear cane price arrears.
We owe farmers Sh38 million for cane delivered in a month,' Ooko said.
Representatives of the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) Sindh zone, Sindh Abadgar Board (SAB), Sindh ChamAber of Agriculture (SCA) and Sindh AbadAgar Ittehad were also part of the committee which met under the chairmanship of the Sindh cane commissioner.
It enables them to know what volumes of cane to expect in which season and when it is altered.Most usually stall due to lack of cane.
Nawab Zubair Talpur, who handed over a memorandum to Cane Commissioner Sindh later informed the growers that on behalf of Sindh Government, the Cane Commissioner assured the issuance of notification regarding fixing of the support price.
He argued that the white cane was expensive to be afforded by the people of their condition, hence appealed to the government to supply, free of charge, the canes to the blind and partially sighted.
Jordan Cane He shouted "you'd better get your mum to drop the charges" - a reference to an allegation made to the police against Stonehouse.
At the same time growers demand an appreciable rise in cane price .
The growers accused the PSMA of violating the SHC's order regarding the sugar cane rate.