dead fence

1) A hedge or fence made of dead wood, as opposed to a 'live' or quickset hedge.

In a terrier for Kirby Underdale, variations of the terms are repeated several times: 1764 a Ditch, Bank and Live Hedge ... A Quickwood Hedge ... by the dead fence of the Back yard ... the fence is part live and part Posts and Rails.

spellings dead hedge
dates 1764

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