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Hedge in   /hɛdʒ ɪn/   Listen
Hedge in

verb
1.
Enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges.  Synonym: hedge.






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"Hedge in" Quotes from Famous Books



... not go far, having no mind to show my hurt, though I knew well that my mother, being a woman and soft toward all wounds, would make much of it, and maybe of me on its account. But I was not of a mind to purchase affection by complaints of bodily ills, so I lay down under the hedge in the soft grass, keeping my bruised shoulder uppermost, and remained there thinking of the little maid, till finally the pain easing somewhat, I fell asleep, and was presently awakened by a soft touch on my sore shoulder, which caused me to wince and start up ...
— The Heart's Highway - A Romance of Virginia in the Seventeeth Century • Mary E. Wilkins

... flintlock that was so powerful a magnet to us in those days. Though to go up there alone was no slight trial of moral courage after listening to the horrible tales of the carters in the stable, or the old women who used to sit under the hedge in the shade, on an armful of hay, munching their crusts ...
— The Amateur Poacher • Richard Jefferies

... 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 in ...
— The Moonstone • Wilkie Collins

... took stock of this fact. Some of the sporting men even began to hedge in their bets, and might have tried to even up all around, only that they happened to know of a secret upon which they were building ...
— The Boys of Columbia High on the Gridiron • Graham B. Forbes

... the six little Bunkers ran out to play. It was their first sight of Great Hedge in winter by daylight, and Russ and Rose paused for a moment after getting out of doors to look at the big house, on all sides of which was ...
— Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's • Laura Lee Hope

... unavenged. ohrd, unheard, unheeded. oknd, unknown. om, about, if, concerning, for, during, in, at. ombord, aboard. omfluten, encompassed, surrounded by water. omge, see omgiva. om|giva, omge (-gav, -givit, -given), to surround. omhng|a (-ade, -at), to protect, hedge in. omkring, around. omlind|a (-ade, -at), to entwine. omsider, at last. omstrl|a (-ade, -at), to surround with light. omjlig, impossible. ond, evil, angry, bad. ondig, unnecessary. opp, upp, up. ord (-et, —), word. orm (-en, -ar), serpent. ...
— Fritiofs Saga • Esaias Tegner

... real, the pathetic or the comic, seriousness or irony, may preponderate in the mixture. Shakspeare himself, it would appear, did but laugh at the petty endeavours of critics to find out divisions and subdivisions of species, and to hedge in what had been so separated with the most anxious care; thus the pedantic Polonius in Hamlet commends the players, for their knowledge of "tragedy, comedy, history, pastoral, pastoral-comical, historical-pastoral, tragical- historical, tragical-comical, historical-pastoral, scene-undividable, ...
— Lectures on Dramatic Art - and Literature • August Wilhelm Schlegel trans John Black

... fields. I never wish to know a better field than this one. I seldom go out much till the evening, but if business should take one along the hedge in the heat of the sun, there are as juicy and refreshing crabs to be picked up under a tree about half-way down the south side, as the thirstiest creature ...
— Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men • Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing

... were calm, but very serious and thoughtful. Their contempt for the judges was so intense that none of them wished to emphasize his daring by even a superfluous smile or by a feigned expression of cheerfulness. Each was simply as calm as was necessary to hedge in his soul, from curious, evil and inimical eyes, the great gloom ...
— The Seven who were Hanged • Leonid Andreyev



Words linked to "Hedge in" :   enclose, close in, shut in, inclose



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