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  • n. A post which helps hold up a fence


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  • Well, you know, "drawled the old farmer," this Brown fellow is what they call a fencepost tortoise. "

    Iain Dale's Diary

  • The old farmer said, "When you're driving along a country road and you come across a fence post with a tortoise balanced on top, that's called a fencepost tortoise."

    Iain Dale's Diary

  • In a painting, even an amateurish fencepost looks fine, but an amateurish face looks hideous.

    I’m Hearing Voice(s)

  • There's no real right answer and I think both sides could do worse than to have a fencepost jammed firmly up their asses.

    Savage Kingdom

  • A short-eared owl roosts on a wooden fencepost, craning its head at impossible angles to pick up the soft sounds of field mice in the dense marsh grass.

    William Horden: The Short Path Of Sudden Enlightenment

  • Mark Sanford continues his campaign to prove that he is as dumb as a fencepost.

    Short Takes

  • Whenever I am engrossed in a creative project that I am passionate about, I always say it's like hanging your heart on the fencepost for sale when you have to share it with others.

    Theresa Bruno: The Sliced Collection

  • Hickock, who was a genuinely skilled shot, drew, took careful aim (some versions have him using a fencepost as a rest), and drilled Tutt through the heart.

    David E.

  • Although Jaa has martial arts and gymnastic skills that could raise even Jackie Chan's eyebrows, he has the charisma and acting ability of a fencepost.

    Kung Fu Night! Double Feature: The Swordsman II and Chocolate

  • If so, all political opinions aside, they really must be dumber than a fencepost.

    Palin rallies Tea Partiers in Boston


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