fence (n.)
fencing ability, skill at swordplay
2H6 II.i.51.1[Gloucester aside to Cardinal, of the insult] I'll shave your crown for this, / Or all my fence shall fail
2H6 II.iii.78[Peter to the Prentices, of Horner] he hath learnt so much fence already
KJ II.i.290[Bastard as if to Saint George] Teach us some fence!
MA V.i.75[Leonato to Don Pedro, of fighting Claudio] Despite his nice fence and his active practice
MW I.i.265[Slender to Anne] playing at sword and dagger with a master of fence
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