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white picket fence

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white picket fence

noun phrase

A comfortable, peaceful, and affluent sort of life; rural paradise: What do I want after this rat-race? The white picket fence

[fr the frequent depiction of such life in such dwellings by filmmakers of the 1930s and '40s]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • A young woman in a faded blue satin-glass house-dress was standing at the gate of the white picket fence.

    Hard Guy H. B. Carleton
  • Beyond the bridge was a large house on the hill, with a white picket fence around it.

    The Debatable Land Arthur Colton
  • A white picket fence surrounded the yard, except at the back, where the edge of the precipice made it useless.

    Lavender and Old Lace Myrtle Reed
  • A white picket fence about the yard with a nice garden spot on the hillside.

  • A white picket fence went all around the lawn, and as Grandpa stopped the horses before the gate, three people came out.

    Sunny Boy in the Country Ramy Allison White
  • A white picket fence effectually separated it from a broad, shaded, not unpleasing street.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
  • A white picket fence was presently marching with him alongside the shining road.

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