Avoid answering directly, try to evade, as in The mayor was very clever at fencing with the press about his future plans. This expression transfers the parry and thrust of fencing to a verbal exchange. [Second half of 1600s]
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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?Activists: Moscow Sea Park Is ‘Torturing’ Its Orca Whales|Anna Nemtsova|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Thursday, Leyland fled her home after a photographer snapped her photo from behind her garden fence.Outed Madeleine McCann Troll Kills Herself. But Millions Live On Online.|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
They stopped, leaning over a jagged fence made of sea-drift, to ask for water.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
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.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell