|Capt A. S. Birt
|Mock headache? One can make a real bar against unwanted company!
|Curse the chap who won’t keep his mouth shut—he must have his cut before the stuff reaches the fence!
|D. P. M. Michael
|He renders first-aid to fencer—supports patient’s head, calling for stretcher
|rails p litter
|J. W. Bates
|I’ll start pier fences
|anag. & lit.; fences = conceals the truth
|J. H. Eyre
|A guy who cuts up rough posts curt letters in a perverted form of reprisal
|litt. (= letters) in anag.
|M. S. Y. Fowler
|Guy preparing to deal with a fence in Chicago is sure to curse an informer
|rail splitter; sure = surely, Amer.
|I saw trunks especially for the pale in America—fancy little pairs, the last thing in underwear!
|anag. + r
|S. B. Green
|Water-hens, for example, quietly brood in this American river
|rails p litter; r.= one who rives
|Mrs E. J. Holmes
|Guard against the informer! He’ll make things rough for the fence!
|rail + splitter
|Mrs L. Jarman
|What I part, trellis could be made of
|anag. & lit.
|B. K. Kelly
|He reduces the thickness of trunks but gives banter a severe headache
|rail + splitter; see banting1
|P. H. Morgan
|A bar-wrecker may be a chestnut-cracker whose efforts cross the pale!
|C. J. Morse
|What American’s interested in fencing?—messing about with sawn-off little rapiers!
|anag. less e of little
|B. G. Quin
|He has all the makings of a liar and a sneak; and he turns out a bit of a bounder!
|anag. + splitter; bound3
|T. E. Sanders
|I’ve a nose for a bar—pale is what I make for!
|rail + splitter; nose = informer; pale ale
|W. K. M. Slimmings
|Guard against leaving no children: have a big brood—one to make you pale!
|rail + sp (abbr.) + litter
|E. B. Stevens
|For fences I part logs one way, and trellis I part another way
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