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  • adjective Resembling a fence (artificial barrier) or some aspect of one.

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  • adjective resembling a fence


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fence +‎ -like


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  • "This is the last thing we've got is menhaden," says Larry "Boo" Powley of Hoopers Island, one of about 100 fishermen in Maryland who catch the fish in a pound net, a fencelike arrangement of anchored nets that lure them into a trap.

    The Seattle Times 2011

  • There are tall, transparent fencelike barriers to keep hikers from going too near the edge.

    Moving the Chains 2011

  • Its passenger compartment spans the width of two traffic lanes and sits high above the road surface, on a pair of fencelike stilts that leave the road clear for ordinary cars to pass underneath.

    Climate Progress 2010

  • The planks also suggest a process of dematerialization, which is immediately contradicted by the fencelike structure behind them and on which the objects are hooked, in turn giving emphasis to the wall. 2009

  • Regardless of which railroad he stole them from, they all looked alike: a wheezing engine whose water tank could be easily punctured by enemy bullets, maybe one ordinary coach with windows, one baggage car with heavy bars protecting its windows, followed by a string of flatcars - occasionally one would have fencelike sides - and the inevitable caboose in which Yode enthusiastic Soldier$ who found joy in firing at anyone the men on the forward flatbeds had trussed.

    Mexico Michener, James 1992

  • I still don’t think you can map a bookstore’s labeling to the most interesting way to discuss individual books, but I am excited about the idea of a category that is less fencelike than SF/Fantasy because it allows in more readers, and it acknowledges the ways in which “fantasy” leaks into the general fiction section anyway, depending on accidents of luck, birth, and publisher.

    War of All Against All: Realism vs Fabulism? Er, No… 2009


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