split-rail fence

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A fence constructed of split rails that (in plan) alternate in direction, usually at a wide angle of about 120 degrees. At the intersection between the two stacks of rails, uprights are sometimes driven in the ground and lashed to the fence to improve its stability.
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How this curious piece of property came to be and why the timeline of the burials was so short are among many questions as the township proceeds with a plan next spring to build a split-rail fence around it and install a brass sign of recognition.
Recently, we've been experimenting with a modern twist on the classic split-rail fence that fits many of our goals for a satisfactory fence.
NEW YORK -- Country music superstar Blake Shelton was poised on a mid-Manhattan sidewalk, looking right at home beside a split-rail fence while he toyed with a lariat.
I sat on a split-rail fence and shouted at the Federals as they marched into town, 'You killed my father
Although I never dreamed of a life defined solely by having a spouse, children, and a white picket fence, I did wind up with a spouse, children, and a split-rail fence.
Bill was television's first Marlboro Man, though he struck his cowboy pose sitting atop a split-rail fence in the Elliot Unger Elliot Studio on West 54th Street, five thousand martinis east of the lonesome prairie.
It had been posted by the Lane County Public Works Department, and warned the homeowner that a new split-rail fence and landscaping rocks were on the county right-of-way and would have to be removed.
The white split-rail fence on either side of the curvy driveway that winds toward the house is adorned with deep red Dortmund roses, an antique climber that Anne chose for its hardiness.
In a feature story published two years ago ("Unmentionable Vice Goes Mainstream," November 18, 2002), we noted how Shepard "has practically become an icon"--a holy figure "crucified on a split-rail fence for the crime of being gay," in the words of former Clinton adviser Paul Begala.
I stepped outside the split-rail fence to inspect my gardening assistant's recent clipping of an evergreen encroaching on a climbing rose.