ha-ha


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ha-ha

A barrier in the form of a trench; usually used to prevent livestock from crossing; a sunken fence.
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Ha-ha walls were popular among the landed gentry in the 17th and 18th Centuries.
Dorothy McMillan has recently suggested that the ha-ha not only has figurative significance for Maria and her relationships but that it also tells us something about the positioning of Fanny within the Bertram household.
It was a ha-ha, a hidden wall to protect gardens from straying cattle, and it was getting a new lease of life at Gibside Chapel, near Rowlands Gill.