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good fences make good neighbors

good fences make good neighbors in Culture

Good fences make good neighbors definition

Good neighbors respect one another's property. Good farmers, for example, maintain their fences in order to keep their livestock from wandering onto neighboring farms. This proverb appears in the poem “Mending Wall,” by Robert Frost.

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