fence (n.)
defence, barrier, protection
3H6 IV.i.44[Hastings to Montague] Let us be backed with God and with the seas / Which He hath given for fence impregnable
MA V.i.84[Antonio to Claudio] I'll whip you from your foining fence [or: sense 1]
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