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Fence rail   /fɛns reɪl/   Listen
Fence rail

noun
1.
A rail that is split from a log.  Synonym: split rail.






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"Fence rail" Quotes from Famous Books



... affairs seem to have been undignified and rather ludicrous scuffles: in one of them Jackson overcame a huge antagonist by poking him with the point—or, as Jackson himself pronounced it, the "pint"—of a fence rail. Other quarrels followed the dignified procedure of the duello. They were all subject to the condemnation which our gentler civilization pronounces on violence as a means of ending disputes, but no doubt they helped the young lawyer into the prominence ...
— Andrew Jackson • William Garrott Brown



Words linked to "Fence rail" :   split rail, rail fence, rail



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