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- another term for hawthorn
- ‘Farm animals were excluded from these coppices by the digging of ditches and the setting up of hedges of quickthorn grown on banks.’
- ‘Quickthorn makes an excellent hedge with a long season of interest, or it can be grown as specimen tree, as it is very hardy and is useful in coastal or exposed positions.’
- ‘All of our land is fenced using post and rail and most have been planted with a blend of hawthorn and quickthorn, which with time will grow into hedgerows, giving your land more privacy.’
- ‘This boundary is also marked for much of the way by the ancient equivalent of a barbed wire fence - a ditch and bank thrown up to restrict cattle, with a quickthorn hedge planted on top, which quite rapidly reinforces the barrier.’
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