"A Balustrade is a range of balusters, together with the cornice of coping which they support, used as a parapet for bridges or the roofs of buildings, or as a mere termination to a structure; also serving as a fence or inclosure for altars, balconies, terraces, staircases, etc."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Balustrade

"A Balustrade is a range of balusters, together with the cornice of coping which they support, used…

Long pieces of wood, metal, or other solid mater, used for a hindrance or obstruction, or a fence.

Bars

Long pieces of wood, metal, or other solid mater, used for a hindrance or obstruction, or a fence.

An illustration of a boy and girl playing.

Boy & Girl Playing

An illustration of a boy and girl playing.

Two boys putting a donkey in his fenced in area.

Boys and Donkey

Two boys putting a donkey in his fenced in area.

Carpenter using a hammer.

Carpenter

Carpenter using a hammer.

"Carte, Guard. Turn wrist with nails upwards; hand on a line with lower part of breast; arm somewhat bent, and elbow inclined a little to the outside; point of foil elevated at an angle of about 15 degrees, and directed at upper part of adversary's breast." — Chambers, 1881

Carte

"Carte, Guard. Turn wrist with nails upwards; hand on a line with lower part of breast; arm somewhat…

Two boys carving their initials into a tree.

Boys Carving a Tree

Two boys carving their initials into a tree.

Cat with vines

Cat

Cat with vines

A cartoon of a cat giving advice to a bird on a fence.

Cat Advice

A cartoon of a cat giving advice to a bird on a fence.

An illustration of a group of men and woman caught in a rain storm sitting on a fence huddled under umbrellas.

Group Caught in Rain

An illustration of a group of men and woman caught in a rain storm sitting on a fence huddled under…

"Heavy obstacles employed in Manchuria by the Russians." — Moss, 1914

Cavalry barrier

"Heavy obstacles employed in Manchuria by the Russians." — Moss, 1914

"A formidable obstacle against cavalry consists of railroad ties planted at intervals of 10 feet with tops four and a half feet above the ground, and connected by a line of rails spiked securely to each." — Moss, 1914

Cavalry obstacle

"A formidable obstacle against cavalry consists of railroad ties planted at intervals of 10 feet with…

Children talking with their neighbor

Children

Children talking with their neighbor

An illustration of children peeking through the slats of a wooden fence.

Children Peeking through Fence

An illustration of children peeking through the slats of a wooden fence.

Bountiful corn crop on a farm that has raised livestock.

Large corn crop

Bountiful corn crop on a farm that has raised livestock.

An adult man and woman leaning on opposite sides of a fence talking to one another.

Couple Talking

An adult man and woman leaning on opposite sides of a fence talking to one another.

Woman milking a cow.

Dairy farm

Woman milking a cow.

An illustration of a barbed wire fence.

Barbed Wire Fence

An illustration of a barbed wire fence.

"Procure pickets two inches wide, by half an inch thick, and six feet long; nail them to two rails, three inches square and twelve feet long; at each end of every rail, U-shaped pieces of stout hoop-iron (hogshead iron is best) are fastened by screws, so as to form staples, through which posts seven feet long and two and a half inches in diameter, pointed at both ends, are thrust and set firmly in the ground." — Harcourt, 1889

Picket fence

"Procure pickets two inches wide, by half an inch thick, and six feet long; nail them to two rails,…

A window pot fence.

Window Pot Fence

A window pot fence.

A thin, human-constructed barrier which separates two pieces of land or a house perimeter

Wire Fence

A thin, human-constructed barrier which separates two pieces of land or a house perimeter

A barbed wire fence cutting in to a tree's trunk.

Fencepost, cutting into a tree

A barbed wire fence cutting in to a tree's trunk.

"A fraise is a palisade horizontal, or nearly so, projecting from the scarp or counterscarp. A modern and better form consists of supports at 3 or 4 feet interval, connected by barbed wire, forming a horizontal wire fence." — Moss, 1914

Fraise

"A fraise is a palisade horizontal, or nearly so, projecting from the scarp or counterscarp. A modern…

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence.

Gate

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence.

A city gate.

City Gate

A city gate.

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence. Gates may prevent or control entry, or exit or they may be merely decorative.

Wooden Locking Gate

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence. Gates may prevent…

A boy clinging frantically to the top of a post to avoid a couple of goats.

Goat Attack

A boy clinging frantically to the top of a post to avoid a couple of goats.

Hill

Hill

Hill

Horse in a field.

Horse in a Field

Horse in a field.

An illustration of a man riding a horse and jumping over a fence.

Horse Jumping Over Fence

An illustration of a man riding a horse and jumping over a fence.

An illustration of an American fence lizard.

American fence lizard

An illustration of an American fence lizard.

A protective coat made of woven chains.

Coat of Mail

A protective coat made of woven chains.

A man entering a gate with a balloon, with a boy running towards him.

Man and boy

A man entering a gate with a balloon, with a boy running towards him.

An illustration of a young man sitting on a fence reading a book aloud and using a noise instrument.

Man Reading Book

An illustration of a young man sitting on a fence reading a book aloud and using a noise instrument.

An illustration of a group of four men leaning up against a fence while smoking.

Men Leaning on Fence

An illustration of a group of four men leaning up against a fence while smoking.

A group of men resting against a fence watching the Greenville horse races.

Men Watching Horse Races

A group of men resting against a fence watching the Greenville horse races.

"Skirmishing between the pickets of the two armies near Munson's Hill- the hill in the distance. Munson's Hill is about five miles from the Chain Bridge, on the northern side of the Leesburg Turnpike, about one mile from Bailey's Crossroads, where our pickets were stationed, and about three miles this side of Falls Church, which was in full possession of the enemy. In this neighborhood they had strong pickets, which frequently came into collision with those sent out upon the Federal side from Ball's Roads." — Frank Leslie, 1896

Munson's Hill

"Skirmishing between the pickets of the two armies near Munson's Hill- the hill in the distance. Munson's…

"Old woman, old woman, shall we go a-shearing?"

Old Couple

"Old woman, old woman, shall we go a-shearing?"

"Palisades should be planted to incline slightly to the front. As little earth should be disturbed in digging as possible, and one side of the trench should be kept in the desired plane fo the palisade." — Moss, 1914

Palisade

"Palisades should be planted to incline slightly to the front. As little earth should be disturbed in…

An illustration of a pig with its head through a fence.

Pig

An illustration of a pig with its head through a fence.

"Prime, Parade. In using prime to parry the thrust in seconde, pass your point over the adversary's blade, lower it to the waist, keeping your wrist as high as your mouth, nails downward, elbow bent, and body held back as far as possible. The left foot should also be drawn backward a few inches, to remove the body further from the hostile point." — Chambers, 1881

Prime

"Prime, Parade. In using prime to parry the thrust in seconde, pass your point over the adversary's…

"Quinte, Parade. Wrist in high carte, sword-point low, and oppose adversary from the forte of the outside edge of your blade." — Chambers, 1881

Quinte

"Quinte, Parade. Wrist in high carte, sword-point low, and oppose adversary from the forte of the outside…

The American Robin (known as the migratory thrush among naturalists) feeds on small insects and various berries.

American Robin

The American Robin (known as the migratory thrush among naturalists) feeds on small insects and various…

"Seconde, Parade. Nails and wrist downward, hand opposed outward, and blade, pointing low, should form an angle of about 45 degrees with the ground." — Chambers, 1881

Seconde

"Seconde, Parade. Nails and wrist downward, hand opposed outward, and blade, pointing low, should form…

Squirrel stealing corn.

Squirrel

Squirrel stealing corn.

A line of posts or stakes set in the earth as a fence or barrier.

Stockade

A line of posts or stakes set in the earth as a fence or barrier.

"Tierce, Guard. As in carte, the nails and wrist being somewhat more downward, and the arm stretched a little outward, to cover the outside." — Chambers, 1881

Tierce

"Tierce, Guard. As in carte, the nails and wrist being somewhat more downward, and the arm stretched…

A large tree atop a hillside near a fence and birds flying by.

Tree

A large tree atop a hillside near a fence and birds flying by.

A cartoon of two elderly women washing laundry and talking over a fence.

Two Older Women Washing Laundry

A cartoon of two elderly women washing laundry and talking over a fence.

"In the high entanglement the stakes average 4 feet from the ground, and the wiring is horizontal and diagonal." — Moss, 1914

High wire entaglement

"In the high entanglement the stakes average 4 feet from the ground, and the wiring is horizontal and…

"An ordinary barbed-wire fence is a considerable obstacle if well swept by fire. It becomes more formidable if a ditch is dug on one or both sides to obstruct the passage of wheels after the fence has been cut." — Moss, 1914

Wire fence

"An ordinary barbed-wire fence is a considerable obstacle if well swept by fire. It becomes more formidable…

An illustration of a woman standing by a fence holding an egg.

Woman Holding Egg

An illustration of a woman standing by a fence holding an egg.

An illustration of an elderly woman reaching for a cat perched on a fence post.

Woman Reaching For Cat on Fence Post

An illustration of an elderly woman reaching for a cat perched on a fence post.