fence time
spawning time for fish (or breeding time for such animals as deer) when they cannot be caught legally

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Fence time — Fence Fence (f[e^]ns), n. [Abbrev. from defence.] 1. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield. [1913 Webster] Let us be backed with God and with the seas, Which he hath given for fence impregnable …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fence time — fence time, = fence season. (Cf. ↑fence season) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fence — (f[e^]ns), n. [Abbrev. from defence.] 1. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield. [1913 Webster] Let us be backed with God and with the seas, Which he hath given for fence impregnable. Shak. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fence month — Fence Fence (f[e^]ns), n. [Abbrev. from defence.] 1. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield. [1913 Webster] Let us be backed with God and with the seas, Which he hath given for fence impregnable …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fence roof — Fence Fence (f[e^]ns), n. [Abbrev. from defence.] 1. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield. [1913 Webster] Let us be backed with God and with the seas, Which he hath given for fence impregnable …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fence season — fence season, British. a closed season for hunting and fishing; fence time …   Useful english dictionary

  • fence\ in — • fence in • hedge in • hem in v To keep (someone) from doing what he or she would like to do. Usually used in the passive. Mary felt fenced in because her father would not let her drive a car or have dates with boys. John didn t like his job… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fence-month — fence month, or defense month In old English law, a period of time, occurring in the middle of summer, during which it was unlawful to hunt deer in the forest, that being their fawning season. Probably so called because the deer were then… …   Black's law dictionary

  • fence-month — fence month, or defense month In old English law, a period of time, occurring in the middle of summer, during which it was unlawful to hunt deer in the forest, that being their fawning season. Probably so called because the deer were then… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Fence (criminal) — In law enforcement, a fence is an individual who knowingly buys stolen property for later resale in a (usually) legitimate market. As a verb, the word describes the behavior of the thief in the transaction: The burglar fenced the radio . This… …   Wikipedia

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