spite fence

Origin of spite fence

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for spite fence

Historical Examples of spite fence

  • Once we almost came to the spite-fence stage; but our children were such friends that they kept us from that disgrace.

    Vandemark's Folly

    Herbert Quick