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hedge

noun caution, circumspection, course of prooection, equivocation, hesitancy, hesitation, instrumentality of protection, means of protection, method of protection, prevention against loss, prevention of downside, protection against loss, safeguard
Associated concepts: hedge laws, hedges encroaching on another, hedge against inflation, notice of appeal as hedge against loss, person's property

hedge

verb be careful, be cautious, border, bound, circle, circumscribe, compass, conceal, cover, delimit, delineate, demarcate, divide, dodge, edge, enclose, encompass, ensphere, evade, fence, flank, girdle, guard, hide, limit, mark off, outline, play safe, render safe, ring, safeguard, screen, shelter, shield, surround
See also: deceive, equivocate, evade, outbalance, parry, prevaricate, protection, shelter, tergiversate
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Meantime, the farmer and his men steal over the hurdles and creep down the hedge towards the scene of action.
The next hedge is a stiff one; the pursuers gain horribly on them, and they only just pull Arthur through, with two great rents in his trousers, as the foremost shepherd comes up on the other side.
Indeed, that's all true, Holmes, upon my honour," added Tom; "we weren't after his fowls; guinea-hen ran out of the hedge under our feet, and we've seen nothing else.
We passed into a tangle of gooseberry bushes where, at his statesmanlike example, we crawled on all fours, and regained the hedge.
On they all went; nor stopped they once to breathe, until the leader, striking off into an angle of the field indicated by Oliver, began to search, narrowly, the ditch and hedge adjoining; which afforded time for the remainder of the party to come up; and for Oliver to communicate to Mr.
As I am that the men were at the window,' replied Oliver, pointing down, as he spoke, to the hedge which divided the cottage-garden from the meadow.
Then, after an interminable time, as it seemed to us, crouching and peering through the hedge, came a sound like the distant concussion of a gun.
I was so excited by these heavy minute-guns following one another that I so far forgot my personal safety and my scalded hands as to clamber up into the hedge and stare towards Sunbury.
They were walking, the executioner before them, whilst fifty archers formed a hedge on their right and their left.
The people of a bold and resolute mien, whom D'Artagnan had observed, by dint of pressing, pushing, and lifting themselves up, had succeeded in almost touching the hedge of archers.
Inside the hedge they came upon row after row of large and handsome plants with broad leaves gracefully curving until their points nearly reached the ground.
He led them within another but smaller circle of hedge, where grew one large and beautiful bush.