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Jim Chilton’s ranch in Arivaca, Arizona stretches 14 miles (23 kilometers) along the border, separated from Mexico by barbed wire cattle fence.
Now on Wednesday stood a growing outpost with a perimeter of large sand barriers and barbed wire, a new watch tower and half a dozen armored vehicles, The Associated Press found.
On Wednesday, there was a growing fortified position with a perimeter of large sand barriers and barbed wire, a new watch tower and a half-dozen armored vehicles.
Other moments, like the invention of barbed wire or large-scale irrigation or even the development of the first Texas NFL franchise, though less monumental, still played a significant role in shaping the culture of Texas.
With the agility of a dolphin, that pig sailed (mostly) over the electric wire, dragging just a little bit of his portentous belly across it and barging through the barbed wire fence.
Just ahead awaits a peculiar Southern California landscape of palm trees and barbed wire, and then a cheerless, pitiless site: Terminal Island Federal Correctional Institution.
Balboa Park’s venerable Starlight Bowl may still sit behind barbed wire and locked gates, but Save Starlight — the nonprofit that’s committed to getting the landmark venue rehabbed and reopened — keeps on pushing ahead toward that goal.
The man left through another door, throwing the machine over a barbed wire fence.
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Definition of barbed wire for English Language Learners
: wire that has sharp points and that is often used for fences
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