One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Hedging, especially of hawthorn, grown from slips or cuttings.
hedgerow, row of bushes, fenceView synonyms
- ‘The European quickset hedges of hawthorn and willow never became popular on the Island, perhaps because maintaining them is quite laborious.’
- ‘Later parliamentary enclosures were characterised by quickset hawthorn hedges running in straight lines.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Pyramidal cypress and white poplar are used in an estimated 75 percent of the quickset hedgerows in the lower Rhone.’
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