fence (v.) Old form(s): fece
protect, shield, defend
3H6 II.vi.75[George to dead Clifford] Where's Captain Margaret to fence you now?
3H6 III.iii.98[Warwick to Oxford] Can Oxford, that did ever fence the right, / Now buckler falsehood with a pedigree?
Luc.63[of Lucrece's face] When shame assailed, the red should fence the white
Per I.ii.31[Pericles alone] the tops of trees / Which fence the roots they grow by
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