Definition of Fences
1. Noun. (plural of fence) ¹
2. Verb. (third-person singular of fence) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Fences
1. fence [v] - See also: fence
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Literary usage of Fences
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, John Melville Gould, Oliver Wendell Holmes (1901)
"Under this power, the corporation have, by ordinance, (1833,) regulated partition fences and walls. It requires partition walls to be made and maintained ..."
2. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1855)
"My fences are, in the main, common rail fences, staked at the corners, ... My fences are all in first rate condition, eight rails high or over. ..."
3. The Law of Railways: Embracing the Law of Corporations, Eminent Domain by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1888)
"Assessment of land-damages, on condition that company build fences, raises an implied ... Lessee of railway bound to keep up fences and farm accommodations. ..."
4. The American Colonies in the Seventeenth Century by Herbert Levi Osgood (1904)
"Common fences and herds were characteristic accompaniments of the system of common fields and joint cultivation which were the basis of the town economy. ..."
5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"512 [29: 468], a Statute of Missouri requiring every railroad corporation within it to erect and maintain fences and cattle guards on the sides of its roads ..."
6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"460, ; 4, providing that the commissioners of Johnston county are authorized to sell for cash all stock law fences in the county, and directing thnt the ..."
7. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1823 [The land] with the exception of wooden worm fences, looks much like the best districts of ... 1835 The worm fences and Arcadian scenery of the south. ..."
8. A Treatise on the Law of Negligence by Thomas Gaskell Shearman, Amasa Angell Redfield, Robert Gould Street (1913)
"Effect of contract to maintain fences. 663. ... English common-law rule as to fences. — By the common law of England, which was always followed in Maine, ..."