fencing

Definitions

  • Threw a Pail of Ashes over the Fence 204
    Threw a Pail of Ashes over the Fence 204
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fencing the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
    • n fencing a barrier that serves to enclose an area
    • n fencing material for building fences
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"SOMETIMES HE HAD TO HOLD ON TO THE FENCES" "SOMETIMES HE HAD TO HOLD ON TO THE FENCES"
IN TWO MINUTES, HE HAD SENT THE DOG FLYING OVER THE FENCE IN TWO MINUTES, HE HAD SENT THE DOG FLYING OVER THE FENCE
THIS CALLED FORTH A SHOUT OF GLEE FROM THE POLICEMEN WHO WERE LOOKING OVER THE FENCE THIS CALLED FORTH A SHOUT OF GLEE FROM THE POLICEMEN WHO WERE LOOKING OVER THE FENCE
We talked over the fence We talked over the fence
Jumping fences is the highest art of horsemanship Jumping fences is the highest art of horsemanship
An old lady stands at a garden fence An old lady stands at a garden fence

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fencing Disputing or debating in a manner resembling the art of fencers.
    • Fencing The act of building a fence.
    • Fencing The aggregate of the fences put up for inclosure or protection; as, the fencing of a farm.
    • Fencing The art or practice of attack and defense with the sword, esp. with the smallsword. See Fence v. i., 2.
    • Fencing The materials used for building fences.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fencing The art of using a sword or foil in attack and defense, or practice for improvement or the exhibition of skill in that art.
    • n fencing That which fences; an inclosure or fence; the fences collectively.
    • n fencing Specifically, a protection put round a dangerous piece of machinery; brattishing.
    • n fencing Material used in making fences.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Fencing defending or guarding
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Quotations

  • John Locke
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    “The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Everyone pushes a falling fence.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The grass is always greener where the fence isn't.”
  • Czech. Proverb
    Czech. Proverb
    “Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.”
  • Johnny Cash
    Johnny Cash
    “How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.”

Idioms

Fall at the first fence - If something falls at the first fence, it goes wrong or fails at the first or an early stage.
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Fence sitter - Someone that try to support both side of an argument without committing to either is a fence sitter.
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Good fences make good neighbours - This means that it is better for people to mind their own business and to respect the privacy of others. ('Good fences make good neighbors' is the American English spelling.)
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Mend fences - When people mend fences, they try to improve or restore relations that have been damaged by disputes or arguments.
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Sit on the fence - If someone sits on the fence, they try not to support either side in a dispute.
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Straddle the fence - To straddle the fence is to be indecisive, often to the point where it becomes painful not to make a decision.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Abbrev. of defence.

Usage

In literature:

The principal tiptoed noiselessly around the end of the fence.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
All fencing exercises and all fencing at will between individuals will begin and terminate with the formal courtesy of the fencing salute.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
Leisurely he advanced toward the boundary fence.
"The Corner House Girls at School" by Grace Brooks Hill
It pleased him to go ahead of her through the woods, to pilot the way, and to help her over ditches or fences.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
But one memorable year Mr. P. T. Barnum landed and magnified himself on our own fences.
"The Little Gold Miners of the Sierras and Other Stories" by Various
He was also a professor of fencing and gymnastics, and a very good instructor he was.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
The sick are cared for; the dreaded hospital is fenced out.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
All at once the rushing herd of wild elephants came to a fence in the jungle.
"Tum Tum, the Jolly Elephant" by Richard Barnum
So together they passed silently along the old runway which led, as his mother knew, to the pasture fence.
"The Tale of Nimble Deer" by Arthur Scott Bailey
We saw George walk away and climb the rail fence and disappear.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
A running conversation; a fencing match with words and phrases.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
At length he came to the zigzag fence of split rails which prevented the wilderness from encroaching upon the clearing of the Hermit.
"Followers of the Trail" by Zoe Meyer
I mean that within twenty-four hours another fence has been cut, and that you know who did it.
"The Heart of Thunder Mountain" by Edfrid A. Bingham
A horse had been hitched to the "rider" of the rail fence, and there were his tracks stamped in the hard clay.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
The major crossed through the grass at the roadside and climbed the fence.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
Just on his left, and almost on a line with the Sixth, was the Seventh Regiment coming across the fields (for there were no fences then).
"From Bull Run to Appomattox" by Luther W. Hopkins
She bent forward and ran as swiftly and silently as possible toward the straggling rail fence.
"The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge" by Margaret Vandercook
No one will take it up; it's simply fenced in by the fences of the blocks all round.
"The Shadow of a Man" by E. W. Hornung
However, it was boarded at the end and he saw that he would have to scale the fence.
"The Year When Stardust Fell" by Raymond F. Jones
The calf run along the fence, and she went after it, and that let me loose.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
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In poetry:

At the fence just ahead the outsider still led,
The chestnut play'd follow my leader;
Oh! the devil a gap, he went into it slap,
And he and his jock took a header.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
And fencing her with sharp, keen words, she creeps
Throughout the beating heart and mighty limb
Of this upheaving earth; and, if she sleeps,
'Tis but to be like him
"The Poet" by Alexander Anderson
I cannot see the mountains for the fences,
Although the hills aspire unto the sky,
And this near length of wooden palings rises
Not taller, much, than any man is high.
"Fences" by Jewell Miller
"My state I fenced about
Vith baynicks and vith guns;
My gals I portioned hout,
Rich vives I got my sons;
O varn't it crule to lose my rule,
My money and lands at once?
"The Three Christmas Waits" by William Makepeace Thackeray
I saw the prettiest picture
Through a garden fence to-day,
Where the lilies look like angels
Just let out to play,
And the roses laugh to see them
All the sweet June day.
"Dead You Speak?" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Blest "pearl of days," now trodden under foot
By thousands, who would turn again to rend
The hand that gave the jewel, and uproot
The fences set God's precepts to defend.
"Intemperance And The Sunday Trains" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

He had been a resident of Searcy for the past seven years and was employed by Orvis Fence Company.
Wood is ever-present by the seashore (docks, marsh walkways, fishing piers and boardwalks), in the mountains ( decks and arbors) and in backyards across the country ( decks , gazebos, fences and trellises).
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star in August Wilson's Fences, now playing on Broadway.
NEW YORK — August Wilson's poetry has seldom sounded as prosaic as it does in the new revival of Fences (* * * out of four).
The East Hampton Village Design Review Board unanimously approved a plan last Thursday for a fence at 9 Fresno Place, proposed by MG Muscle Classics.
New York Olympians In London 2012 Summer Games: Fencing (Part 2).
I recall seeing this fence in the Walker's Lake subdivision, on Bonin near La Neuvelle, in a fine state of repair only once in my life: when it was first erected.
Fence work breaks a gas line, causes leak.
The 3-year-old goldendoodle bolted through his invisible fence that June day and joined a field of thousands running the Maryland half marathon.
First responders corralled bull into a separate fenced area.
A mule peeks over the fence at Phantom Ranch.
Changes to the start position and fences at the famous steeplechase run annually at Aintree Racecourse have been announced.
Organizers of UK's Grand National announce changes to start position and fences following two fatalities in 2012.
Ben Jenkins is swinging for the fences.
Greenfire 's green wall: Fence is gone, but problem remains.
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In science:

E (ω ∩ Vi , Vi−1 ) ⇒ v ∈ Vi and w ∈ Vi−1 holds (condition (13) only when considering directed fences).
The Random Edge Simplex Algorithm on Dual Cyclic 4-Polytopes
Let D = (V , A) be a directed fence. A horizontally monotone path is called a source path if for all i with Vi ∩ ω 6=
The Random Edge Simplex Algorithm on Dual Cyclic 4-Polytopes
Let D be a subgraph of a directed sink-free fence.
The Random Edge Simplex Algorithm on Dual Cyclic 4-Polytopes
Fences and graphs of dual cyclic 4-polytopes.
The Random Edge Simplex Algorithm on Dual Cyclic 4-Polytopes
For a graph G = (V , E ) respectively D = (V , A) an injective map Φ : V → [0, n − 1]2 is called a fence embedding if Φ(G) respectively Φ(D) is the subgraph of a fence.
The Random Edge Simplex Algorithm on Dual Cyclic 4-Polytopes
But in order to apply Corollary 2.14 we have to define suitable fence embeddings first.
The Random Edge Simplex Algorithm on Dual Cyclic 4-Polytopes
For any embedding Φ in Lemma 3.6 the graph Φ( D[pred( ¯q1 )] ) is the subgraph of a sink-free fence.
The Random Edge Simplex Algorithm on Dual Cyclic 4-Polytopes
By Lemma 3.7 there is a sink-free fence D ′ such that Φ(pred( ¯q1 )) is a subgraph of D ′ .
The Random Edge Simplex Algorithm on Dual Cyclic 4-Polytopes
Facets of the linear ordering polytope: a unification for the fence family through weighted graphs.
Weighted graphs defining facets: a connection between stable set and linear ordering polytopes
More facets from fences for linear ordering and acyclic subgraph polytopes.
Weighted graphs defining facets: a connection between stable set and linear ordering polytopes
In order to simplify numerical investigation it is therefore natural to use the ”picket fence” approximation qk ∼ k with integer k .
Random matrix ensembles associated with Lax matrices
To simplify numerical calculations we use (as in (15)) the picket fence approximation of coordinates qk = 2πk/N .
Random matrix ensembles associated with Lax matrices
Accounting for RAW/AWAR patterns is important since most modern processor architectures use relaxed memory models, where maintaining the order of operations in a RAW requires a memory fence and each AWAR is manifested as an atomic instruction such as Compareand-Swap (CAS).
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
Hence, memory barriers/fences are needed to enforce ordering in synchronization primitives whose correct operation depends on ordered memory references.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
Even if we do not use atomic sections (and, thus, AWARs) we still can implement a progressive opaque STM using reads and writes that incurs only a single multi-RAW (and, thus, incurring just a single fence) per update transaction.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
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