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enclosure (inclosure)

n. land bounded by a fence, wall, hedge, ditch or other physical evidence of boundary. Unfortunately, too often these creations are not included among the actual legally-described boundaries and cause legal problems.

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ENCLOSURE. An artificial fence put around one's estate. Vide Close.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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An important concomitant to this drive towards land enclosure had been the construction of cattle sheds (54) and the use of manure on farms within Elgon Nyanza.
Jane Austen lived and wrote at the period of English history in which land enclosure had its biggest impact, and although her references to it are subtle, she did not ignore its consequences.
One group, G20 Meltdown, planned four carnival parades into the heart of the financial district led by effigies of the "four horsemen of the apocalypse", representing war, climate chaos, financial crimes and land enclosures.
As Humphrey represents it, normative long-standing practice was carried to excess in this instance in revenge for the priory's land enclosures. This hardly suggests a covert operation; it seems rather blunt and straightforward: the prior steals public land; the public steals the prior's tree bark and branches.
An important difference between Clare's nature poetry and theirs is that his sensitive understanding came from direct and close observation of natural things, and self-experience of debilitating conditions at the time of the final land enclosures, which makes his poetry and autobiographical writings especially poignant for describing what Byron and Shelley had left behind.