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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: To be on the fence (0.01843 detik)
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English → English (gcide) Definition: To be on the fence Fence \Fence\ (f[e^]ns), n. [Abbrev. from defence.] 1. That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield. [1913 Webster] Let us be backed with God and with the seas, Which he hath given for fence impregnable. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A fence betwixt us and the victor's wrath. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. An inclosure about a field or other space, or about any object; especially, an inclosing structure of wood, iron, or other material, intended to prevent intrusion from without or straying from within. [1913 Webster] Leaps o'er the fence with ease into the fold. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Note: In England a hedge, ditch, or wall, as well as a structure of boards, palings, or rails, is called a fence. [1913 Webster] 3. (Locks) A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking. [1913 Webster] 4. Self-defense by the use of the sword; the art and practice of fencing and sword play; hence, skill in debate and repartee. See Fencing. [1913 Webster] Enjoy your dear wit, and gay rhetoric, That hath so well been taught her dazzing fence. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Of dauntless courage and consummate skill in fence. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 5. A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received. [Slang] --Mayhew. [1913 Webster] Fence month (Forest Law), the month in which female deer are fawning, when hunting is prohibited. --Bullokar. Fence roof, a covering for defense. “They fitted their shields close to one another in manner of a fence roof.” --Holland. Fence time, the breeding time of fish or game, when they should not be killed. Rail fence, a fence made of rails, sometimes supported by posts. Ring fence, a fence which encircles a large area, or a whole estate, within one inclosure. Worm fence, a zigzag fence composed of rails crossing one another at their ends; -- called also snake fence, or Virginia rail fence. To be on the fence, to be undecided or uncommitted in respect to two opposing parties or policies. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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