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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fen·cing n.
 1. The art or practice of attack and defense with the sword, esp. with the smallsword. See Fence, v. i., 2.
 2. Disputing or debating in a manner resembling the art of fencers.
 3. The materials used for building fences. [U.S.]
 4. The act of building a fence.
 5. The aggregate of the fences put up for inclosure or protection; as, the fencing of a farm.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fence, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fenced p. pr. & vb. n. Fencing ]
 1. To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.
    To fence my ear against thy sorceries.   --Milton.
 2. To inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an inclosure.
 O thou wall! . . . dive in the earth,
 And fence not Athens.   --Shak.
    A sheepcote fenced about with olive trees.   --Shak.
 To fence the tables Scot. Church, to make a solemn address to those who present themselves to commune at the Lord's supper, on the feelings appropriate to the service, in order to hinder, so far as possible, those who are unworthy from approaching the table. --McCheyne.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a barrier that serves to enclose an area [syn: fence]
      2: material for building fences [syn: fencing material]
      3: the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use
         of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of