:“[[yard|YARD]], ''n''. [Sax. ''geard, gerd, gyrd'', a rod, that is, a shoot.] . . .
:“2. [Sax. ''gyrdan'', to inclose; Dan. ''gierde'', a [[hedge]], an inclosure; ''gierder'', to hedge in, Sw. ''garda''.] An inclosure; usually, a small inclosed place in front of or around a house or barn. The[[yard]] in front of a house is called a ''court'', and sometimes a ''court-[[yard]]''. In the United States, a small [[yard]] is fenced round a barn for confining cattle, and called ''barn-[[yard]]'', or ''cow-[[yard]]''.”
:“[[espalier|ES-PAL’IER]], (es-pal’yer,) ''n''. [Fr. ''espalier''; Sp. ''espalera''; H. ''spalliera''; from L. ''palus'', a stake or ''pole''.]
:“1. A row of trees planted about a garden or in [[hedge]]s, so as to inclose quarters [[quarter]]s or separate parts, and trained up to a lattice of wood-work, or fastened to stakes, forming a close [[hedge]] or shelter to protect plants against injuries from wind or weather. ''Ency''.
:“2. A lattice-work of wood, on which to train fruit-trees and ornamental [[shrubs]]. ''Brande''.”
:“A [[view]] or [[prospect]] through an [[avenue]], as between rows of trees; hence, the trees or other things that form the [[avenue]].
:“The finished garden to the [[view]]
:“Its ''[[vista|vistas]]'' opens and its [[alley]]s green. ''Thomson''.”
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