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worm fence

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  1. Chiefly Midland U.S. snake fence.
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Origin of worm fence

An Americanism dating back to 1645–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • 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