Fold yard
Fold Fold, n. [OE. fald, fold, AS. fald, falod.] 1. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen. [1913 Webster]

Leaps o'er the fence with ease into the fold. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ's fold. [1913 Webster]

There shall be one fold and one shepherd. --John x. 16. [1913 Webster]

The very whitest lamb in all my fold. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. A boundary; a limit. [Obs.] --Creech. [1913 Webster]

{Fold yard}, an inclosure for sheep or cattle. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Fold — Fold, n. [OE. fald, fold, AS. fald, falod.] 1. An inclosure for sheep; a sheep pen. [1913 Webster] Leaps o er the fence with ease into the fold. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. A flock of sheep; figuratively, the Church or a church; as, Christ s fold.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • fold — fəʊld n. bend; pleat; crease; depression in the ground, hollow between two hills; yard; pen, sheep enclosure; flock of sheep; church; congregation; group of believers v. bend; be bent; pleat; crease; wrap, enfold, envelop; stir gently; clasp,… …   English contemporary dictionary

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