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Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

An option strategy involving either a purchased call and a written put or a written call and a purchased put for the same expiry date (cf. conversion; reverse conversion). Also known as a c...

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fence

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 93 words.

mend fences: see mend.

over the fence unreasonable or unacceptable. Australian & New Zealand informal 1964 Sydney Morning Herald

fence

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

Side of the fence used to refer to either of the opposing or conflicting positions or interests involved in a particular debate or situation.

sit on the fence avoid making a...

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fencibles

Edited by S. J. Connolly.

in The Oxford Companion to Irish History

January 2002; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 82 words.

a military force raised for service within the British Isles only. From 1795 fencibles, mainly Scottish, took the place of

fence

in The Oxford Companion to the Garden

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden. 184 words.

The garden fence is not a feature of gardens that distinguished garden designers often have occasion to discuss. Distinguished gardens

fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 28 words.

noun over the fence (also Australian) informal unreasonable, unjust; over the top. 1923 truth The handicapping of Holly Boy

Fencible

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 96 words.

noun (usually plural, in full Royal New Zealand Fencibles) historical a member of the corps of veteran soldiers

fence

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 32 words.

An enclosure around something, e.g. an area of land, to act as a barrier. Fence posts are the main vertical

fence

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 87 words.

side of the fence used to refer to either of the opposing or conflicting positions or interests involved in a particular debate or situation....

fence

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 45 words.

[ME]

The words fence and fend [ME] were originally shortenings of defence and defend (both Middle English), which came from

Fences.

Marilyn Elkins.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 543 words.

The third play by an African American playwright to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize, August Wilson's most widely known work won the award in 1987. In addition, it received the New York...

Fences

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) — Theatre.

A: August Wilson Pf: 1985, New Haven, Connecticut Pb: 1986 G: null...

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fence n

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 5 words.

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hot fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 8 words.

noun an electric or electrified fence.

snow fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 72 words.

noun (also snowline fence) a fence erected on a high-country property to keep sheep below the region of heavy

break fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 17 words.

noun a fence strung across a slope or gully to prevent a stampede of stock.

cyclone fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 15 words.

noun (also Australian) trademark a fence made with interlocking wire in metal frames.

dogleg fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 18 words.

noun (also dogleg elliptical) (also Australian) a fence made from logs laid horizontally on crossed supports.

live fence

Chris Park.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 25 words.

A field boundary formed by planting a line of closely spaced trees or shrubs. Also known as living fence.

grass fence

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 25 words.

noun a strip of long grass grown between two electric fences, remaining an effective barrier to sheep when the electricity

live fence

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

A fieldboundary formed by planting a line of closely spaced trees or shrubs. Also known as living fence. See also hedge, hedgerow.

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