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Quickset  n.  A living plant set to grow, esp. when set for a hedge; specifically, the hawthorn.

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"Quickset" Quotes from Famous Books

... of the two unspilt friends was to extricate their unfortunate companions from their bed of quickset—a process which gave them the unspeakable satisfaction of discovering that they had sustained no injury, beyond sundry rents in their garments, and various lacerations from the brambles. The next thing ...
— The Pickwick Papers • Charles Dickens

... &c 230. pen, fold; pen fold, in fold, sheep fold; paddock, pound; corral; yard; net, seine net. wall, hedge, hedge row; espalier; fence &c (defense) 717; pale, paling, balustrade, rail, railing, quickset hedge, park paling, circumvallation^, enceinte, ring fence. barrier, barricade; gate, gateway; bent, dingle [U.S.]; door, hatch, cordon; prison &c 752. dike, dyke, ditch, fosse^, moat. V. inclose, circumscribe ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... bending it down without breakage. Arch was a native of Warwickshire, the home of this art; it takes a skilled man to ensure a good result, but when well done an excellent hedge is produced after two or three years' growth. The quickset or whitethorn (May) makes the strongest and most impervious hedge, and it flourishes amazingly on the stiff clay soils of the Lias formation in that county and ...
— Grain and Chaff from an English Manor • Arthur H. Savory

... myself were playing one evening in a sandy lane, in the neighbourhood of this Pett camp; our mother was at a slight distance. All of a sudden, a bright yellow, and, to my infantine eye, beautiful and glorious object made its appearance at the top of the bank from between the thick quickset, and, gliding down, began to move across the lane to the other side, like a line of golden light. Uttering a cry of pleasure, I sprang forward, and seized it nearly by the middle. A strange sensation of numbing coldness ...
— Lavengro - The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest • George Borrow

... necessary directions for finding the Sergeant's cottage. It was approached by a quiet bye-road, a little way out of the town, and it stood snugly in the middle of its own plot of garden ground, protected by a good brick wall at the back and the sides, and by a high quickset hedge in front. The gate, ornamented at the upper part by smartly-painted trellis-work, was locked. After ringing at the bell, I peered through the trellis-work, and saw the great Cuff's favourite flower everywhere; blooming ...
— The Moonstone • Wilkie Collins

... pluck there was never the slightest question. Again and again he would charge, for instance, into a quickset hedge when his nose told him a rat was there, and come out a mass of thorns, and with the rat fixed to his lip or cheek. He would then simply knock the rat off with a fore-paw without whimpering, and hold ...
— 'Murphy' - A Message to Dog Lovers • Major Gambier-Parry

... happy little inhabitant of the fir-trees, where it nests, and it is often to be seen darting in and out of a quickset hedge. ...
— John Keble's Parishes • Charlotte M Yonge

... Sir Harry Quickset, of Staffordshire, Baronet, to acquaint you that his honour Sir Harry himself, Sir Giles Wheelbarrow, Knight, Thomas Rentfree, Esquire, Justice of the Quorum, Andrew Windmill, Esquire, and Mr. Nicholas Doubt, of the Inner Temple, ...
— Isaac Bickerstaff • Richard Steele

... hand out of the quickset hedge into which he had thrust it, to reach the rough outside of a nest built by a bird, evidently in the belief that the hawthorn leaves would hide it from sight, and while they were growing the thorns would ...
— First in the Field - A Story of New South Wales • George Manville Fenn

... avenue led. It is a mile and a half in length, but the eye is so charmed with the remarkable verdure and neatness of the fields, with the beauty of the flowers which are planted all around them and seem to mix with the quickset hedges, ...
— A Description of Millenium Hall • Sarah Scott

Words linked to "Quickset" :   slip, planted, cutting

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