snake-rail fence


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snake-rail fence rail fence consisting of a zigzag of interlocking rails
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In literature:

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
Will was leaning against the snake-rail fence, thoughtfully ruminating.
"My Actor-Husband" by Anonymous
It takes five thousand rails, ten feet long and five or six inches thick, to make a mile of snake-fence.
"Two Years in Oregon" by Wallis Nash
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