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rail fence

a fence made of rails resting on crossed stakes or across one another at an angle.
Also called Virginia fence.
Origin of rail fence
1640-50, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One has snapped off a section of rail fence, the top of another is curled awkwardly against the well house.
  • There is a pleasant yard to move about in, shaded by an apple tree which overhangs the low rail fence.
  • She imagines a split-rail fence coming apart over the years.
  • The firewood is stacked within and adjacent to the buck and rail fence.
  • Parking is available on a graveled area bounded by a rail fence, including a paved handicap parking space.
  • There is a large tree on one side, a split-rail fence behind them and a wooded area in the distance across a field.
  • No structures or vehicles behind the wood split rail fence.
  • The entire track system is surrounded by a rail fence.

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