Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
On the entry for April 5th 1660, there was some discussion about the nature of a gift from the captain of the Nazeby to Pepys that is unclear in the original diary. However, the consensus of opinion was that the gift was of a 'knotted cane'. This is a repost of the annotation for that day:
Google Books has only three entries for "knotted cane" before 1800. Two refer to bamboo and one refers to an actual cane from the 1680s.
After 1800 the term "knotted cane" is plentiful in Google and Google Books.
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