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Barbed wire.
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barbed′ wire′

strands of wire twisted together with small pieces of sharply pointed wire at short intervals, used for fencing. Also called barbwire.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barbwire - strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passagebarbwire - strong wire with barbs at regular intervals used to prevent passage
barb - the pointed part of barbed wire
concertina - coiled barbed wire used as an obstacle
wire - ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
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(I have seen cattle climb over a six foot high board fence when they really wanted to.) However, it can work just as, if not more, effectively than barbwire at a far lower cost in material and labor.
The Provincial Minister said that in order to provide security to the visitors, Kroll Jhugian Forest is being barbwired and 35,000 feet have been secured by placing barbwire.
- pan from protesters to concrete blocks and barbwire
Georgian Foreign Minister, Maia Panjikidze, calls on Russia to stop the process of installation of the barbwire fences
Moreover, an Israeli Infantry Force worked on cleaning the watercourse of the channel which was built at the western entrance of Kfarkilla village to drain out the rain water, accumulated at the occupied field next to the barbwire, towards the liberated regions.
Other shots capture a naked Cambodian child gripping his father's boat in a floating village and a young Indian girl grasping a barbwire fence as she looks toward the Taj Mahal in Agra.
The 'Barbwire' actress didn't seem to be bothered about the freezing cold weather, as she sported an extremely tight belted outfit, reports the Sun.
Any yearling buck would have run straight to those does, but this guy scoped things Out before committing, and I just prayed he'd mosey my way before jumping the barbwire and heading for love.
Barbwire fencerows are nearly ideal for nest boxes providing some type of suitable prey-watching site is nearby, such as a tree or high bush.
But to get there on foot, you'd have to scale a barbwire fence and swim the Potomac River.