Phrases with "fenced"

Sir Richard Burton Then I lay down on the ground on my back, so that I was completely fenced in by the pieces of wood, which enclosed me like a bier. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Karl Philipp Moritz Close before me rose a soft hill, full of green cornfields, fenced with quick-hedges, and the top of it was encircled with a wood. Travels in England in 1782 by Karl Philipp Moritz

They ought to be fenced and planted with flowers — turned into a little public garden. Annie Kilburn by William Dean Howells

Jules Verne An inner court had been constructed, in the shape of a half-moon, fenced with tall pointed stakes, fifteen feet high, to which a postern gave entrance. The Fur Country by Jules Verne [1873]

R. D. Blackmore Nevertheless, no acre yet in Yorkshire, or in the whole wide world, has ever been so farmed or fenced as to exclude the step of change. Mary Anerley by R. D. Blackmore [1880]

George Elio In reality he had little hope of finding her there; but the bare possibility fenced off for a time the fatal conviction that Caterina’s body would be found in the water. Mr. Gilfil’s Love Story by George Elio

He saw then the grey opening of a cave in the hill, fenced with dead bracken and furze. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

Anthony Hope He fenced with me for a while, but at last, flinging himself on a sofa, he exclaimed: “Very well; have it your own way. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

She is safe enough with her wicked old husband, guarded and fenced round by society. Mohawks by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1886]

George Meredith She was on the point of kissing him, but he fenced with the open letter; and learning that she might read it, she gave a cry of joy. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

H. Rider Haggard On landing in the evening, Good would at once set to work, with the help of the Askari, to build a little ‘scherm’, or small enclosure, fenced with thorn bushes, and to light a fire. Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard

Rudyard Kipling Do you think a monkey would climb the tree?” The organ-grinder at the gate fenced his beast with one arm as Jimmy-talked. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

On the other hand, Burle fenced indifferently and passed for a poltroon. Captain Burle by Émile Zola

Arthur Morrison But still Josh was not satisfied, and as he was not quite so easy a customer to manage as the boys who commonly fenced at the shop, Mr Weech compromised, in the end, by throwing in a cheap clock. A Child of the Jago by Arthur Morrison

Radclyffe Hall Oh, yes, and she said you fenced like a man. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

The siding entered a fenced enclosure by a locked gate — a gate I could have easily climbed, but I judged it wiser to go round by the bridge again and look across. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

H. Rider Haggard Nay, the wolf Eric must be fenced from the lamb till he grows hungry. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

George Meredith The pride that fenced her heart in mail By mortal pain was torn. Ballads and Poems of Tragic Life by George Meredith [1887]

They are clearings in the jungle made by Nature’s hand, fenced round everywhere, save on the sea side, by tall walls of dark vegetation. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Sir Walter Scott He looked dubiously at Waverley as he approached the little green rail which fenced his desk and stool from the approach of the vulgar. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Buried in deep forestfenced on one side by the lonely estuary — no town or village lying beyond it; seaward the little old-world road that passes by it is quite forsaken by traffic. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

There was a well in the centre of the reserve which was fenced into individual areas that they might grow flowers and vegetables and keep goats. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

On both sides are little square plots fenced against sheep and goats by a rude abattis of stripped and dead boughs, Jujube and acacia. The Land of Midian by Richard F. Burton [1879]

Henry James He rode and fenced and practiced gymnastics with unremitting zeal, and if you greeted him with a “How well you are looking” he started and turned pale. The American by Henry James [1877]

George Meredith Do the stairs affect you at all?’ She fenced his sharp look. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

E. Phillips Oppenheim He played golf on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, fenced on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and played auction bridge during those afternoons at his club. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Besides which, he’d fenced a small ‘taty-patch that winter, down by Lowland Point, and he wanted to see if it stood the night’s work. The Roll-Call of the Reef by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

They walk the road of life, the road fenced in by their tastes, prejudices, disdains or enthusiasms, generally honest, invariably stupid, and are proud of never losing their way. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Jane Austen One is so fenced and guarded from the weather, that not a breath of air can find its way unpermitted. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Sinclair Lewis But — poor old codgers, waiting out there —” His walk had brought him to a fenced field. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

G. K. Chesterton He did not move for a few moments; then he turned his head sharply towards the high, thin, and lath-like paling which fenced certain long gardens and similar spaces from the lane. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

H. G. Wells Where Ugh-lomi lay was well hidden from the tribe by a thicket of alders, and all fenced about with bulrushes and tall reeds. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Our worst stampede occurred on Roy Hill Property, on one of the station wells in a fenced paddock. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Sir Walter Scott But almost every hut was fenced in front by a huge black stack of turf on one side of the door, while on the other the family dunghill ascended in noble emulation. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

H. G. Wells In remote and solitary regions these enclosures will lie, they will be fenced in and forbidden to the common run of men, and there, remote from all temptation, the defective citizen will be schooled. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

He was seldom confidential, he never “gave way”; his emotions and his affections were genuine, but his heart was a fenced city. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

About fifty acres of the forest have been cut down, and a great deal of this is fenced in and covered with grass. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

She called them; but no answer came from the little haggard, fenced with straggling bushes. The Child that went with the Fairies by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

William Dampier These penguins are encompassed or fenced with long leaves about a foot and a half or two foot long, and prickly like the former; and the fruit too is much alike. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Arthur Conan Doyle Strictly as Girdlestone guarded her, and jealously as he fenced her off from the outer world, he was unable to prevent this one little ray of light penetrating her prison. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George Eliot Uncle Pullet had a programme for all great social occasions, and in this way fenced himself in from much painful confusion and perplexing freedom of will. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

Charles Dickens This was Obenreizer. An oddly pastoral kind of office it was, and one that would never have answered in England. It stood in a neat back yard, fenced off from a pretty flower-garden. No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens [1867]

Thomas Hardy It was difficult to attract their attention in the dim light, but by standing on the top of a wall which fenced the road Bob was at last seen. The Trumpet-Major by Thomas Hardy [1879]

George Meredith But what she did not know, and could not divine, was the man who fenced her. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

George Meredith He fenced the treacherous host during dinner with superb complacency. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

It was nearly three miles across; we went over to its southern side, and camped under the hills which fenced it there, and among them we obtained a supply of water. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Virginia Woolf She unhooked the rope that fenced them off. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

Rudyard Kipling Our machinery is fenced and guardrailed as much as possible, and these men don’t get caught up in the belting. Among the Railway Folk by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

The whole stood in its own grounds, fenced in with walls, half of which, being situated on the steepest portion of the declivity, persisted in tumbling. Balzac by Frederick Lawton

Henry Handel Richardson Yet still she fenced and hedged. The Coat by Henry Handel Richardson

Walter Scott They entered the house of the Earl of Murray himself, and such other mansions as were not fenced against them by vigil and prayer, and feasted on the provisions they found there. Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft by Walter Scott [1831]

All alike live in grass-hut villages, fenced round by bomas in the south, but open in the north. The Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke [1863]

So he fenced lightly with her and persistently relegated the personal equation into the background. Cloud the Smiter by Arthur Gask [1926]

Rudyard Kipling He is fenced off from the crowd by a strong wooden railing behind which are gathered the unemployed of the mercantile marine. City of Dreadful Night by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

M. R. James Then came the wall of the demesne, and you climbed a steep knoll — a knob of rock lightly covered with soil — and on the top of this stood the church, fenced in with tall dark trees. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

The houses were built upon raised platforms, and in the little fenced fields the Cajanus Indicus vetch was conspicuous. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

H. G. Wells He found himself fenced in on every side. Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells [1900]

William Dampier It is fenced with rocks against the sea. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

D. H. Lawrence It had a great hole in the middle of the floor, fenced as with a wall of counters, and down this wide shaft the lifts went, and the light for the bottom storey. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith She fenced with a question of two, and stood in a tremble, marvelling at his intuition. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

One or two were fenced about with a mud wall. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

His life of late had been spent in cities, fenced from the beauty of earth by a wilderness of walls, the glory of heaven screened by smoke, the air thick and foul with the breath of men. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Rudyard Kipling The whole was fenced from the road by a low, brick-pillared, flint wall, topped with a cast-iron Gothic rail, picked out in blue and gold. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

She was familiar and olympian, fenced in by the tea-table, that excellent symbol of domestic life in its lighter hour and its perfect security. Chance by Joseph Conrad [1913]

A farm of some five hundred acres had been bought, most of it pasture-fields fenced by dry-stone dykes, but with a considerable stretch of broom and heather, and one big plantation of larch. Castle Gay by John Buchan [1930]

This was a deep recess by the fireplace, fenced on the other side by a great old escritoir. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

George Meredith My father knew her and fenced her. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

D. H. Lawrence And there went the long street, like a child’s drawing, the little square bungalows dot-dot-dot, close together and yet apart, like modern democracy, each one fenced round with a square rail fence. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

We found a water-hole to-day, fenced in by the natives. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

H. G. Wells The older men would probably lead the band, the women and children would keep apart from the youths and men, fenced off by complex and definite tabus from any close companionship. The Grisly Folk by H. G. Wells [1921]

These three others fenced against him with their agile swords. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Walter Scott Now, I say Woodstock is, fenced and guarded as at present, by far the most preferable place of concealment. Woodstock by Walter Scott [1855]

Athos fenced with as much calmness and method as if he had been practicing in a fencing school. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

George Gissing Hard by was a little wood, delightfully grassy and cool, fenced about with railings she could easily have climbed; but a notice-board, severely admonishing trespassers, forbade the attempt. The Paying Guest by George Gissing [1895]

Arthur Conan Doyle The royal state had always seemed so fenced in from unpleasantness of every kind! The whole world conspired to keep trouble away. An Impression of the Regency by Arthur Conan Doyle

Radclyffe Hall She had not fenced at all since leaving Morton, having been too much engrossed in her work while in London; but now she was going to fence before Buisson, so she diligently swung her dumb-bells. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

That is to say, the Captain had argued her into a corner, where she stood, like the last forlorn king in a game of draughts, fenced round and hemmed in by opponent kings. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Sir Richard Burton So as soon as it was dark, up came the serpent as usual, and made toward me, but could not get at me to swallow me for the wood that fenced me in. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

Sinclair Lewis He sang like a crow, he fenced like a sculptor, but he could draw, and when he was sent to Yale he became the chief caricaturist of the Yale Record. For the first time his father was delighted. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

William Dampier This cape is of an indifferent height: it is fenced with white rocks to the sea; for which reason, I believe, it has this name. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

She was happy in the calm security of her home, happy in that pleasant strong-hold in which she was so fenced about and guarded by love and devotion. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

Jules Verne The “oudoupa” had been fenced round, and posts, surmounted with faces painted in red ochre, stood near the grave where the bodies were to lie. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

Ralph Waldo Emerson A feeble man can see the farms that are fenced and tilled, the houses that are built. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Like all the great nobles of that period, Athos rode and fenced to perfection. The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

Wilkie Collins Norah and the two children had reached the higher ground, and were close to one of the gates in the iron railing which fenced the Park from the street. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]