Virginia fence
noun Date: 1671 worm fence — called also Virginia rail fence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Virginia fence — Virginia Vir*gin i*a, n. One of the States of the United States of America. a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. [1913 Webster] {Virginia cowslip} (Bot.), the American lungwort ({Mertensia Virginica}). {Virginia creeper} (Bot.), a common …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Virginia fence — noun rail fence consisting of a zigzag of interlocking rails • Syn: ↑worm fence, ↑snake fence, ↑snake rail fence • Hypernyms: ↑rail fence * * * noun or virginia rail fence …   Useful english dictionary

  • Virginia fence. — See snake fence. Also called rail fence, Virginia rail fence. [1665 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Virginia fence. — See snake fence. Also called rail fence, Virginia rail fence. [1665 75, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Virginia fence — Virgin′ia fence n. bui snake fence Also calledVirgin′ia rail′ fence …   From formal English to slang

  • Virginia — Vir*gin i*a, n. One of the States of the United States of America. a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. [1913 Webster] {Virginia cowslip} (Bot.), the American lungwort ({Mertensia Virginica}). {Virginia creeper} (Bot.), a common… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Virginia cowslip — Virginia Vir*gin i*a, n. One of the States of the United States of America. a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. [1913 Webster] {Virginia cowslip} (Bot.), the American lungwort ({Mertensia Virginica}). {Virginia creeper} (Bot.), a common …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Virginia creeper — Virginia Vir*gin i*a, n. One of the States of the United States of America. a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. [1913 Webster] {Virginia cowslip} (Bot.), the American lungwort ({Mertensia Virginica}). {Virginia creeper} (Bot.), a common …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Virginia nightingale — Virginia Vir*gin i*a, n. One of the States of the United States of America. a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. [1913 Webster] {Virginia cowslip} (Bot.), the American lungwort ({Mertensia Virginica}). {Virginia creeper} (Bot.), a common …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Virginia quail — Virginia Vir*gin i*a, n. One of the States of the United States of America. a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. [1913 Webster] {Virginia cowslip} (Bot.), the American lungwort ({Mertensia Virginica}). {Virginia creeper} (Bot.), a common …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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