*: The royal navy of England hath ever been its greatest defence, ... the floating bulwark of our island.
: ux|en|He trims the hedge once a week.
*: But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶...The linen-press and a chest on the top of it formed, however, a very good gun-carriage; and, thus mounted, aim could be taken out of the windownb..., and a bead could be drawn upon Molly, the dairymaid, kissing the fogger behind the hedge, little dreaming that the deadly tube was levelled at them.
: ux|en|The asset class acts as a hedge.
: ux|en|A hedge is an investment position intended to offset potential losses/gains that may be incurred by a companion investment. In simple language, a hedge is used to reduce any substantial losses/gains suffered by an individual or an organization.
*: Attalus...made him so dead-drunke that insensibly and without feeling he might prostitute his beauty as the body of a common hedge-harlot, to Mulettiers, Groomes and many of the abject servants of his house.
*: He then traced them from place to place, till at last he found two of them drinking together, with a third person, at a hedge-tavern near Aldersgate.
: to hedge a field or garden
*: I will hedge up thy way with thorns.
*: Lollius Urbius ... drew another wall ... to hedge out incursions from the north.
: He carefully hedged his statements with weasel words.