picket fence


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picket fence

A fence formed of a series of vertical pales, posts, stakes, rods, etc. (sometimes sharpened at the upper end) which are joined together by horizontal rails.
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Every American was encouraged to perceive the hallmark of success as something along the lines of having a house, a white picket fence, two weeks' vacation, two children and the ability to send those kids to college.
It's only recently the demand for privacy has re-emerged and the white picket fence is as popular as it ever was.
Gurda, who hails from a long line of Polish immigrants who used to inhabit the white picket fence homes, ornate churches and crowded streets now occupied by Mexican immigrants of Milwaukee's South Side, points to the similar roles played by 19th-and early 20th-century Polish and present-day Mexican newspapers and associations.
The words of their name, rendered as mock-monumental yellow stone, rise skyward from a stadium walled by a picket fence and are topped by scrappy cartoon depictions of the band members.
Joe Van Der Katt And The Great Picket Fence is a fun story filled with puns, jokes and colorful drawings.
At first we are mere observers of this quiet scene, kept at a distance by the large green shrub, the red picket fence, the strong vertical tree trunks framing a vague image in the background.
Both ladder and picket fence orientations can be automatically monitored to a predetermined tolerance.
native was working a five-year plan to start her own business, marry her childhood sweetheart, have two children and purchase a home--with a white picket fence, of course.
This just happened: I had a little picket fence that someone built for me and I thought, `Great, the kids and I will paint this.
All too often, we're building blank, high walls when a pretty hedge or picket fence would make a friendlier frontier.
Used to fabricate the white picket fence and arbor of a two-story home in Chadron, Neb.
It was found that the picket fence limited reactivity, as expected, without changing the desired catalytic properties.