worm fence


Chiefly Midland U.S. snake fence.

Origin of worm fence

An Americanism dating back to 1645–55
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Historical Examples of worm fence

  • Returning, weak and bewildered, I adopted the discarded route, which led me to a worm-fence at the edge of the woods.

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant,

    George Alfred Townsend

  • But I was away, striding over the cabbage-patch and climbing the worm-fence that shut in the estate of Hiram.

    On the Church Steps

    Sarah C. Hallowell