hedge[ hej ]SEE DEFINITION OF hedge
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A thrush sat in the hedge, and she was singing her morning song.
Whose cow is that at the top of the ditch, half through my hedge?
They heard only a crashing of boughs, the parting of the hedge.
She looked at him for a few moments, and then she threw the sally rod into the hedge.
When the horn was sounded, he merely drew into the hedge and did not look round.
The cotton merchant, in making a hedge, would proceed in this fashion.
I was off to the hedge, Charlotte picking herself up and scurrying after.
The moment they were past we were through the hedge and after them.
Through a gap in the hedge we could see the party setting off down the road.
In a couple of weeks I'll see your light shining through the hedge of an evening.
Old English hecg, originally any fence, living or artificial, from West Germanic *khagja (cf. Middle Dutch hegge, Dutch heg, Old High German hegga, German Hecke "hedge"), from PIE *kagh- "to catch, seize; wickerwork, fence" (cf. Latin caulae "a sheepfold, enclosure," Gaulish caio "circumvallation," Welsh cae "fence, hedge"). Related to Old English haga "enclosure, hedge" (see haw). Figurative sense of "boundary, barrier" is from mid-14c. Prefixed to any word, it "notes something mean, vile, of the lowest class" [Johnson], from contemptuous attributive sense of "plying one's trade under a hedge" (hedge-priest, hedge-lawyer, hedge-wench, etc.), a usage attested from 1530s.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HEDGE
- beat off
- care for
- fend off
- fight for
- guard against
- hold at bay
- keep safe
- look after
- provide sanctuary
- repel danger
- stave off
- take in
- ward off
- watch over