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noun as in barrier used to enclose a piece of land

verb as in enclose or separate an area

verb as in dodge; beat around the bush

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That means each team faces a lot more uncertainty about whether to buy or sell, especially when it comes to the large middle group of teams on the fence about which strategy is best.

We chained ourselves to the fences of Soviet consulates and embassies.

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About 18 months later, the bull tossed Fisher into the air like an inconvenience and rammed him into the fence.

NBC 7 reports that the city recently put up a fence to stop the gatherings after getting reports that not all the participants were wearing masks or social distancing.

A gutted ballfield surrounded by a 10-foot chain-link fence is the only space resembling a park in the Sherman Heights neighborhood.

Strandf could photograph anything from a blind woman to a picket fence and make the image indelible.

I have the unique advantage of seeing this from both sides of the fence.

At this point, he became Tom Sawyer, letting his musical compatriots—and the folk tradition—help paint his musical fence.

But what about the screams, the salty puddles, and big empty packages of frozen fish lying on the ground outside the fence?

On Thursday, Leyland fled her home after a photographer snapped her photo from behind her garden fence.

I saw every crook in the fence, every rut in the road, every bush and tree long before we came to it.

Another fence: who would furnish that two hundred and fifty dollars and secure him for the remainder?

They stopped, leaning over a jagged fence made of sea-drift, to ask for water.

I raised my pipe above my head and hurled it against the fence, where it crashed into a score of pieces.

In 1837 the churchyard had some pleasant walks along the sides, bounded by a low wooden fence, and skirted with trees.


On this page you'll find 151 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fence, such as: bar, barbed wire, barricade, block, dike/dyke, and net.

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