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split rail

noun
1.
a wooden rail split lengthwise from a log and commonly used in rustic rail and post fencing.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; Americanism
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  • There it might be good idea to put up a split rail fence to clearly delineate border.
  • The article in one section used the term: split rail.
  • Tent sites have split rail fences and large pine trees for added privacy.
  • Decorative-type split rail or dry-stack stone may be used for decorative fences.
  • The rot resistant wood of white cedar was used for split rail fencing and poles for supporting hop vines.
  • split rail fencing is more attractive but is double the cost of vinyl coat fencing.
  • For example, the rails in a split rail fence may be removed, and the pickets in a picket fence may be able to be broken easily.
  • No structures or vehicles behind the wood split rail fence.
  • split rail fence to delineate vehicular and pedestrian traffic will replace cabling on site.
  • There is a high creek bank one side with a split rail fence in the trees.

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