snake fence


  • 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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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

In news:

A cow grazes near a fence in Snake valley.