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snake fence

noun
1.
a fence, zigzag in plan, made of rails resting across one another at an angle.
Also called Virginia fence, Virginia rail fence, worm fence.
Origin of snake fence
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism
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  • The next time I find myself firing from behind a snake fence I shall not crowd forward into one of the corners.

    At Plattsburg Allen French
  • After a mile and a half we came to the corner of a snake fence.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • A snake fence ran in front of this and on two sides, at the back was a thick wood.

  • They went down the road to the swamp, climbed the snake fence, followed the path to the old trail and then turned south upon it.

    A Girl Of The Limberlost Gene Stratton Porter
  • Looking up, I saw Colonel Brereton, a little the worse for wear, seated on the snake fence.

    Short Sixes H. C. Bunner
  • It rolls that way, I mean; and Feltons line comes into it just as that snake fence comes across there.

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • He climbed the snake fence into the woodland and splashed rapidly through the wet growth.

    The Heart of Arethusa Francis Barton Fox
  • A gleam of white through the snake fence against the pink of the clover caught his eye.

    The Doctor Ralph Connor
  • She peeped through the snake fence at the luscious rich masses of red clover.

    The Doctor Ralph Connor
  • He had just come out of the woods and up to the snake fence of split rails which bounded the pasture.

    The Watchers of the Trails Charles G. D. Roberts

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