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King James Dictionary
HEDGE, n. hej. Eng. haw Properly, a thicket of thorn-bushes or other shrubs or small trees but appropriately, such a thicket planted round a field to fence it, or in rows, to separate the parts of a garden.
Hedge, prefixed to another word, or in composition, denotes something mean, as a hedge-priest, a hedge-press, a hedge-vicar, that is, born in or belonging to the hedges or woods, low, outlandish. Not used in American.
HEDGE, hej. To inclose with a hedge to fence with a thicket of shrubs or small trees to separate by a hedge as, to hedge a field or garden.
1. To obstruct with a hedge, or to obstruct in any manner.
I will hedge up thy way with thorns. Hosea 2
2. To surround for defense to fortify.
England hedged in with the main.
3. To inclose for preventing escape.
That is a law to hedge in the cuckow.
Dryden, Swift and Shakespeare have written hedge, for edge, to edge in, but improperly.
HEDGE, hej. To hide, as in a hedge to hide to skulk.
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Entry for 'Hedge'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/h/hedge.html.