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- n. A fence containing metal wire through which an electric current is passed, as a deterrent which will shock people or animals trying to breach or climb the fence.
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Roy built up his business making electric fence posts, much smaller in section, from the trees rejected by the sleeper-cutters as too small or twisted.
Wouldn't be hard to sit in a car and see what type of electric fence it was: and I dare say if the conditions were right he could have seen the trip-wires on the inner fence glistening in the sun. "