Virginia fence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Virginia fence rail fence consisting of a zigzag of interlocking rails
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Virginia fence See Worm fence, under Fence.
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Usage

In literature:

And presently they came to a wire fence overgrown with Virginia creeper, which divided the shaded road from a wide lawn.
"Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete" by Winston Churchill
They will be so much magnified as to present very much the appearance of a Virginia fence.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
And the introduction of the zigzag, or "Virginia Worm Fence," is purely of African origin.
"The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States" by Martin R. Delany
They was from Virginia, ma said; and Mitch and I used to talk to Dinah over the back fence when she was cookin' there.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
The 23d and 37th Virginia eyed the on-coming line and eyed the stone fence.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The six-muled teams appeared in a few moments and were whipped up alongside of the Virginia rail fence.
"Charles Carleton Coffin" by William Elliot Griffis
I do not suppose he liked a Virginia fence better than Cobbett did.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
At the farther side was a Virginia rail-fence, beyond that, was a pasture half grown up.
"Personal Recollections of the Civil War" by James Madison Stone
We called them Virginia rail fences.
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
One peculiarity of the Virginia road was its general lack of side-fencing.
"Legends of Loudoun" by Harrison Williams
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In poetry:

He built an old Virginia fence
Out there where the wires run;
And worked, he said, in self-defense,
From sunny sun to sun.
"Joe's Farm" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

I'm in my grandparents' backyard in West Virginia, looking at the tall, red stalks of rhubarb marching along the fence.
When Jackson Cannon was growing up in Virginia, he would suck the nectar out of the honeysuckle flowers that grew on the long fence across from his house.
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