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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 958 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HURDLE (O. Eng. hyrdel, cognate with such Teutonic forms as Ger. Hilrde, Dutch horde, Eng. " hoarding "; in pre-Teutonic languages the word appears in Gr. Kvprla, wickerwork, e(pT77, Lat. cratis, basket, cf. " crate," " grate "), a movable temporary fence, formed of a framework of light timber, wattled with smaller pieces of hazel, willow or other pliable wood, or constructed on the plan of a light five-barred field gate, filled in with brushwood. Similar movable frames can be made of iron, wire or other material. A construction of the same type is used in military engineering and fortification as a foundation for a temporary roadway across boggy ground or as a backing for earthworks.
End of Article: HURDLE (O. Eng. hyrdel, cognate with such Teutonic forms as Ger. Hilrde, Dutch horde, Eng. " hoarding "; in pre-Teutonic languages the word appears in Gr. Kvprla, wickerwork, e(pT77, Lat. cratis, basket, cf. " crate," " grate ")
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