Part of speech: noun

A picket; a picket fence.

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Usage examples "paling":

  1. In the sky, at the back of the idol, was the paling of dawn. - "Witch-Doctors", Charles Beadle.
  2. With his arms thrown up, the palms against the paling, he slid down in a heap on the ground. - "An Outcast of the Islands", Joseph Conrad.
  3. Vesuvius was grim and black; a pillar of dark smoke mounted slowly from its summit, and stretched across the paling sky like a banner floating defiantly from some tall citadel. - "Naples Past and Present", Arthur H. Norway.