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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fence  \Fence\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  Fenced  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fencing}.] 
  1.  To  fend  off  danger  from  to  give  security  to  to  protect; 
  to  guard. 
 
  To  fence  my  ear  against  thy  sorceries.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  inclose  with  a  fence  or  other  protection;  to  secure  by 
  an  inclosure. 
 
  O  thou  wall!  .  .  .  dive  in  the  earth,  And  fence  not 
  Athens.  --Shak. 
 
  A  sheepcote  fenced  about  with  olive  trees.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  fence  the  tables}  (Scot.  Church),  to  make  a  solemn 
  address  to  those  who  present  themselves  to  commune  at  the 
  Lord's  supper,  on  the  feelings  appropriate  to  the  service, 
  in  order  to  hinder,  so  far  as  possible,  those  who  are 
  unworthy  from  approaching  the  table.  --McCheyne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fencing  \Fen"cing\,  n. 
  1.  The  art  or  practice  of  attack  and  defense  with  the  sword, 
  esp.  with  the  smallsword.  See  {Fence},  v.  i.,  2. 
 
  2.  Disputing  or  debating  in  a  manner  resembling  the  art  of 
  fencers.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  materials  used  for  building  fences.  [U.S.] 
 
  4.  The  act  of  building  a  fence. 
 
  5.  The  aggregate  of  the  fences  put  up  for  inclosure  or 
  protection;  as  the  fencing  of  a  farm. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fencing 
  n  1:  a  barrier  that  serves  to  enclose  an  area  [syn:  {fence}] 
  2:  material  for  building  fences  [syn:  {fencing  material}] 
  3:  the  act  or  art  of  using  a  sword  as  in  fencing  [syn:  {swordplay}] 




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