fencing

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Synonyms for fencing

material for building fences

the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)

References in classic literature ?
Come," said D'Artagnan to Raoul, seeing that Athos wished to be alone, "come, let us take a turn in the fencing gallery; that will amuse you.
And they both went into a low room where there were foils, gloves, masks, breastplates, and all the accessories for a fencing match.
You can teach me, and then when we play HAMLET, you can be Laertes, and we'll make a fine thing of the fencing scene.
The page thereupon engaged him quite fiercely, and Robin found that he had many pretty little tricks at fencing.
Athos fenced with as much calmness and method as if he had been practicing in a fencing school.
An American, of ordinary intelligence, would soon widely extend his property, at an outlay of mere manual labor, performed at night, under so loose a system of fencing as this.
On all sides they saw rain-soaked officers with dejected faces who seemed to be seeking something, and soldiers dragging doors, benches, and fencing from the village.
The gentleman attached to my person taught me everything he knew himself - mathematics, a little geometry, astronomy, fencing and riding.
I was, then, in the hall I have spoken of, asleep from fatigue with long fencing.
Few finer fencing matches can ever have been seen in crowded amphitheatres than that which tinkled and sparkled on that forgotten island in the reedy river.