One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Living quarters for itinerant workers employed in cutting cane.‘a cane barracks was no place to raise a young girl’
- ‘On the farm we used to go round selling eggs, pork and veal to the men in the cane barracks in the slack.’
- ‘She lived in the cane-barracks while the season lasted.’
- ‘He was shot and killed in his bed at the cane barracks at Stone River.’
- ‘I didn't stay long as I wanted to get to the cane barracks by dark’
- ‘They lived in an old cane barracks the other side of Aloomba.’
- ‘None of the loose ribaldry of the cane-barracks had ever affected him.’
- ‘We could see the corrugated iron huts of the cane barracks.’
- ‘Attention is also given to the hygiene of the farms, especially in the region of the cane barracks and in or near the canefields.’
- ‘There were large gangs of men on railway construction sites and in cane barracks.’
- ‘It shows a scene from the cane barracks at dinner time.’
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