snake fence

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snake fence rail fence consisting of a zigzag of interlocking rails
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Snake fence a worm fence (which see).
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Usage

In literature:

I therefore lay between two fires, built to fence out snakes and wolves.
"Steep Trails" by John Muir
Mr. McKinstry's "snake rail" fence was already discernible in the lighter opening of the woods, not far from where he had halted.
"Cressy" by Bret Harte
Then the snake glided off to the near fence, barely escaping the stone which I hurled at him.
"Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and, Other Papers" by John Burroughs
The lane was a grassy sward, cut with two wagon-wheel tracks, and with a picturesque snake fence on either side.
"Corporal Cameron" by Ralph Connor
Over the snake fence massed the clover, red and white.
"The Doctor" by Ralph Connor
Jim Hutch and Jimmie Greeley drifted down to Rattlesnake at sundown and joined the laughter-weakened group perched upon Charlie's snake fence.
"Down the Mother Lode" by Vivia Hemphill
Joe also took an interest in snakes, and used to poke amongst logs and brush-fences in search of rare specimens.
"On Our Selection" by Steele Rudd
The gate and snake-fence were carried away, but the rest was saved!
"The Man Thou Gavest" by Harriet T. Comstock
Susannah leaned her arm upon the topmost log of the snake fence and looked down the slope.
"The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
At length, we left the path altogether, and pulling down a snake fence, passed through the gap into open fields.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
What a striking contrast with the log cabins and "snake" fences in our own loved "Dixie!
"The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner" by John Wilkinson
This is called a snake fence.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then the snake glided off to the near fence, barely escaping the stone which I hurled at him.
"Bird Stories from Burroughs" by John Burroughs
A zigzag fence is called in the Middle States a worm or "snake" fence.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Will was leaning against the snake-rail fence, thoughtfully ruminating.
"My Actor-Husband" by Anonymous
And after oversetting part of a snake-fence before we found an entrance, we drove up to the door.
"Sketches in Canada, and rambles among the red men" by Anna Brownell Jameson
Between the pasture and the wheat-fields stands another snake-fence and a gate.
"Two Years in Oregon" by Wallis Nash
Orchards, fields with white snake-fences, and wooden homesteads rolled by.
"Northwest!" by Harold Bindloss
They had reached the old death-colored snake-fence which marked the limits of the upper pasture of the Fleming farm.
"Whilomville Stories" by Stephen Crane
They crossed a field, deep with grass, crawled through the bars of a snake-rail fence, and found themselves beneath the trees.
"The Orchard Secret" by Cleo Garis
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In news:

A cow grazes near a fence in Snake valley.
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