One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Hedging, especially of hawthorn, grown from slips or cuttings.‘the fields were hedged around with quickset’as modifier ‘quickset hedges’
hedgerow, row of bushes, fenceView synonyms
- ‘Pyramidal cypress and white poplar are used in an estimated 75 percent of the quickset hedgerows in the lower Rhone.’
- ‘The European quickset hedges of hawthorn and willow never became popular on the Island, perhaps because maintaining them is quite laborious.’
- ‘The subdivision by quickset hawthorn hedges came slightly later as drainage improved the quality of the pasture, enabling cattle rather than sheep to be stocked.’
- ‘Later parliamentary enclosures were characterised by quickset hawthorn hedges running in straight lines.’
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