"a bird with a cane"?

< Previous | Next >

milanforart

Member
Chinese
Hi,

"The door opened and a tall hungry-looking bird with a cane and a big nose came in neatly, shut the door behind him....."

"The partition door opened and the tall bird with the cane slid out."

Both sentences are From The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

I can't understand what "a bird with a cane" mean? How come a bird, instead of a man, can be with a cane?
 
  • < Previous | Next >
    Top