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hedge,

ornamental or protective barrier composed of shrubs or small trees growing in close rows. The plants may be allowed to grow naturally or may be trimmed to various heights and shapes (see topiary worktopiary work
, pruning and training of shrubs and trees into ornamental shapes, used in landscape gardening. Elaborate topiary work in which trees and shrubs are clipped to resemble statuary (e.g.
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). In the temperate zone, thorny hedge plants include barberry, Osage orange, buckthorn, and hawthorn. Popular evergreen hedge plants are box, privet, azalea, yew, arborvitae, rhododendron, mountain laurel, and holly. Decorative deciduous shrubs often used are lilac, forsythia, mock orange, spiraea, euonymus, and viburnum. Hedges may also serve in erosion control, e.g., Rosa rugosa planted along highway embankments and the rows of poplars, hemlocks, and other trees planted as shelter belts.

hedge

1. A barrier or fence formed by bushes or small trees growing close together;
2. A closely grown row of any kind of shrubbery.

hedge

a row of shrubs, bushes, or trees forming a boundary to a field, garden, etc.
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Haushalter's (2000) study shows that the hedgers in the oil and gas industry have higher dividends when compared to the nonhedgers.
It is certainly a strategy that has paid off at Hade Edge where in addition to the senior band, there is now the Honking Hedgers plus a training band.
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Concert favourites Hade Edge Band, conducted by Simon Wood, and their junior section, TheHonking Hedgers are back but the evening will also feature the talents of Cath Stevenson's much in demand cabaret group, Miscellany.
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They were entertained by the Honking Hedgers brass band, led by Simon Wood, and Honley Ladies' choir.
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The Chairman's Charity Concert will feature the Honking Hedgers, winners of the 2006 Holme Valley Band Contest.
This 18% return was gained at the expense of hedgers, who were selling futures contracts.
More fun too courtesy of the Honking Hedgers, the band of younger players which helps proves what a powerful interest there still is in getting fresh talent into the banding world.
The site, a membership based trading system for the global weather derivatives market, offers tools, including historical data, pricing models and discounted weather forecasts that will assist traders and hedgers structure, purchase and trade weather risk management products.
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