from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A row of bushes, shrubs, or trees forming a hedge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A row of closely planted bushes or trees forming a hedge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A row of shrubs, or trees, planted for inclosure or separation of fields.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A row or series of shrubs or trees planted for inclosure, or for the separation of fields.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes


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  • Behind the hedgerow was a meadow, one not terribly tidy, with winter-browned grass.


  • Also in the hedgerow was a home made car jack type device with a chisel edge which could be used to prise open doors or windows.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Yet I'm not sure that the concept escapes the condescension that Loesberg wishes to avoid, since the "hedgerow" metaphor still positions gay historians

    Romantic Loves: A Response to _Historicizing Romantic Sexuality_

  • The concept of the "hedgerow" enables a policing of identity and difference: because Loesberg is not gay, he can claim to have a "non-historical stake in the meaning of a historical narrative."

    Romantic Loves: A Response to _Historicizing Romantic Sexuality_

  • I lift the term "hedgerow" from Doonesbury, as much to characterize my own ambiguous position as the author of a piece on what Foucault's influence on the writing of the history of sexuality has been and ought to be, as to characterize what I will argue that influence should be.

    Foucault and the Hedgerow History of Sexuality

  • Nice book, some lovely mixed "hedgerow" type baskets too.

    Stripping the Willow.

  • Here, an image of the solar chromosphere showing a "hedgerow" of spicules, or jets of dense plasma that shoot up from the chromosphere.

  • To further reduce CO2 emissions and the use of resources, some tasks such as hedgerow cutting on the road sides, or turning over fields could be carried out by penal slaves and those who are living off the state.

    Army Rumour Service

  • At the blossoming hedgerow she turned back and said quietly, I accept.

    Exit the Actress

  • With Bruce running to catch up, Donovan reached the far end of the field near the hedgerow, but by then the Frenchmen had disappeared.

    Wild Bill Donovan


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