• WordNet 3.6
    • n hedgerow a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Devon, England has about 33,000 miles of hedgerows, more hedgerows than any other country
    • n Hedgerow A row of shrubs, or trees, planted for inclosure or separation of fields. "By hedgerow elms and hillocks green."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hedgerow A row or series of shrubs or trees planted for inclosure, or for the separation of fields.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hedgerow a row of trees or shrubs for hedging fields
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hecg, hegg; Dut. hegge, Ger. hecke.


In literature:

He halted on a hedgerow in a narrow lane, which bordered a deep wood.
"What the Blackbird said" by Mrs. Frederick Locker
The pond by the hedgerow was sealed with ice, and he suffered much from the lack of his customary food.
"Creatures of the Night" by Alfred W. Rees
The country is well wooded, and the hedgerows are tall and well-kept.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
She now went on, and turning through the first gate that was not locked, crept along by the hedgerows.
"Tom and Maggie Tulliver" by Anonymous
I was in the corner of a bare, brown field, with a high hedgerow close by.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
It was a fine lovely morning in May, the sun shone bright above, and the birds were carolling in the hedgerows.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
With a slight shudder he let his eyes explore the sides of the road: the hedgerows, and the bank that rose on his right hand towards the wood.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
The rufous colour of the back increases the impression; the hedgerows look red in the sunshine.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
I heard the chatter of the birds in the hedgerows as they settled to rest.
"My Brave and Gallant Gentleman" by Robert Watson
The White-throat is abundant, migrating and wintering in companies which frequent bushy places, hedgerows and undergrowth generally.
"What Bird is That?" by Frank M. Chapman
For a time the hedgerow is deserted and the bird remains with its companions.
"Territory in Bird Life" by H. Eliot Howard
We clear the town, and are well out between the hedgerows again as the town clock strikes eight.
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes
Mr. Chitterwick made his way along a hedgerow, feeling cautiously and maintaining a delicate balance.
"Elegy" by Charles Beaumont
Do look at the grass; how beautifully green it is, and the hedgerows there!
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
It frequents woods and hedgerows, being met with most profusely in the south; but its range is extended into Scotland.
"British Butterfiles" by W. S. Coleman
That message had probably been tossed into the hedgerow by the tramp to whom it had been hastily entrusted.
"Miss Million's Maid" by Bertha Ruck
A snow-filled horse rut gave faint guidance, the twigs of the hedgerow lightly felt of our faces as we passed.
"The Jonathan Papers" by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
The hedgerows down in the valley smelled of primrose and violets.
"The Hillman" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
A few feet from the entrance an aged nun stepped from behind a hedgerow of shrubbery and confronted them.
"Sister Dolorosa and Posthumous Fame" by James Lane Allen
In early summer hundreds of such caterpillar 'nests' are to be seen in many of our hawthorn and other hedgerows.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux

In poetry:

White mist about the black hedgerows,
The slumbering Midland plain,
The silence where the clover grows,
And the dead leaves in the lane,
Certainly, these remain.
"The Chilterns" by Rupert Brooke
Your lips were redder than night-shade berries
That burn in borders of hedgerowed lanes,
And sweeter far than the sweet wild cherries
The June sun flushes with crimson stains.
"Years Ago" by Victor James Daley
I eagerly plucked it but found to my pain
'Twas scentless and in it an insect was curled,
So I flung it away to the hedgerow again
And I thought of the joys of this troublesome world.
"On Plucking A Hedgerow Rose" by Lennox Amott
The long road is dusty and never a streamlet sings,
The dust lies on the hedgerows and on the birdies' wings;
The longer that you travel the wearier you are
And the farther off is Heaven and the stars are far.
"The Short Road To Heaven" by Katharine Tynan
He stayed till seventeen Aprils here had budded into May,
Along the pleasant hedgerows that he knew not far away:
But scarcely seventeen summers yet the lily-beds had blown,
Before the angels carried him to gardens of their own.
"Brevi Tempore Magnum Perfecit Opus" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
"Oh! to be there for an hour when the shade draws in beside the hedgerows,
And falling apples wake the drowsy noon:
Oh! for the hour when the elms grow sombre and human in the twilight,
And gardens dream beneath the rising moon.
"The Death Of Admiral Blake" by Sir Henry Newbolt

In news:

I see baby barberries growing in my woods, springing up under their mother plants in ornamental hedgerows in town and maturing into dense thickets in forests.
Demonstration of pruning four-year-old hedgerows and conventional planted walnut with a discussion on the pruning trials for hedgerow Chandler.
In the "Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Tennessee," blue grosbeaks are described as fairly common summer residents of brushy fields and hedgerows across the state.
Hedgerow Theatre's 'Sherlock Holmes' off the mark.
Philadelphia's American Swedish Historical Museum--Pianist Helene Grimaud-- Hedgerow Theater.
Through Nov 17, Hedgerow Theatre, 64 Rose Valley Rd.
Instead of their usual autumnal Agatha Christie murder mystery, Hedgerow Theatre has discovered a seldom-seen thriller, An Act of the Imagination by Bernard Slade, that neatly fits the bill.
Were you to clear the spruce woods that rise behind them, leaving open space on either side, what remained would be called hedgerows .
Outside, the hedgerows and stone cottages of the Kent countryside flash past.
Raven the dog bounded through a thick hedgerow with his floppy black Labrador ear flipped inside out with excitement.
White morels , which appear later than the blacks Forests, fields, orchards, fence rows, hedgerows, islands, railroad tracks, floodplain's and grown-over strip mines are just some of the places the white and giant morels can be found.
Emergency crews were called at 8:34 am to the 1500 block of Hedgerow Court in Forks Township after a landscaper found the device in front of a home there.
Open areas were few within the Renegades , and they were thatched with elephant grass and bordered by hedgerows.
The traditional Dickens story lives on in two annual productions: Hedgerow Theatre 's fine adaptation by Nagle Jackson (Dec.
His unit began the laborious and deadly work of pushing the Germans out of the French hedgerow areas on the 4th of July.