snow fence


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snow fence

n.
Temporary fencing composed of thin upright slats wired together, used to prevent snow from drifting onto walks or roads.

snow fence

n
(Physical Geography) a portable wire-and-paling fence erected to prevent snow from drifting across a road, drive, ski run, etc

snow′ fence`


n.
a barrier erected on the windward side of a road, house, barn, etc., serving as a protection from drifting snow.
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According to research from The Washington Post, each foot in length of a 4-foot tall snow fence can hold back, on average, 4.
The other contracts the commission awarded included road resurfacing, bridge repairs, crack sealing and snow fence repair.
The study identified key factors, such as height and porosity (the amount of open space within the snow fence), for successful implementation that have implications for the design, feasibility, and effectiveness of living snow fences.
Louis Park erected a snow fence around the entire construction site, on the advice of the EPA.
Wherever there was a snow fence in a wheat field, the wheat would grow much better even in a wet year due to the nitrogen in the snow.
As I planned, when he walked by me at 20 yards, he went behind two trees just in front of me where I'd hung a four-foot section of wooden snow fence, decorated with trimmed cottonwood branches.
This past season, a temporary snow fence was put up in that part of the field, but WSU now wants to have a permanent fence there instead.
During bountiful years of corn crop, they put up temporary silos made of snow fence and a reinforced tarpaper.
The way, too, the big male of a blue jay on the snow fence to the right, watching with us, waits for the dark or what passes for the dark, a kind of water-surface blue, and the second the sun is gone he's gone just over us, a few feet at the most, likely into the safety of a hedge.
Old fence posts, shovel handles, or sections of snow fence make economical plant reinforcements.
The fourth used a porous snow fence that provided some shade, but allowed sunlight to filter through.
Wood or plastic snow fence (or chicken wire) can be used to make a composter that is cheap and very easy to set up.