worm fence

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  1. Chiefly Midland U.S. snake fence.

Origin of worm fence

An Americanism dating back to 1645–55

Words Nearby worm fence

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How to use worm fence in a sentence

  • He would mount to the top pole of the worm fence dividing the fields from the woods.

    Beautiful Joe | Marshall Saunders
  • He was the strongest man I ever knew, and has been known to lift a man of his own weight and throw him over a worm fence.

  • One of the figures in the foreground was a dead Confederate boy, lying in the angle of a worm fence.

    The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915 | Basil L. Gildersleeve
  • Allemand, the pilot, had lost his head and was steering a course crooked as a worm fence.

    Heralds of Empire | Agnes C. Laut
  • Meanwhile Si had strolled over a little ways to where an old worm fence had stood when the regiment went into camp.