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worm fence

Chiefly Midland U.S. snake fence.
Origin of worm fence
1645-55, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Returning, weak and bewildered, I adopted the discarded route, which led me to a worm-fence at the edge of the woods.

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, George Alfred Townsend
  • But I was away, striding over the cabbage-patch and climbing the worm-fence that shut in the estate of Hiram.

    On the Church Steps Sarah C. Hallowell

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