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Fencing

The act of buying stolen property with the intention of re-selling it to unsuspecting persons. For example, a person may steal jewelry to sell to a middleman (called a fence), who then re-sells it a buyer who may or may not realize that the jewelry is stolen. Fences profit from paying low prices for the stolen property and re-selling it at retail prices (prices comparable to those on the legitimate market). Fencing is illegal in most jurisdictions, but it may be difficult to prove in court.
References in classic literature ?
Now, you have told me that you were instructed in mathematics, astronomy, fencing, and riding; but you have not said a word about history.
It was quite probable that Stephen, the adventurer, would hold his tongue, through his mere histrionic pleasure in playing a part, his lust for clinging to his new cosy quarters, his rascal's trust in luck, and his fine fencing.
FENCING starlets are able to indulge in top-quality swordsmanship - thanks to the newlyopened Newcastle Fencing Centtre.
The Newcastle Fencing and Sports Trust was established as a registered charity in 2013.
The aim was to provide a permanent fencing and sports facility in the city to accommodate and support the growing number of active fighters in the region.
Consequently, Newcastle Fencing Centre opened its doors on the Benfield Business Park in March and provides a central hub for the development of fencing in the area.
It has become the home for the Newcastle Fencing Club, Newcastle University Fencing, Kids Let's Fence and the Newcastle Pentathlon Club.
Only recently Sarah Harvey won a bronze medal in the junior women's epee at the Junior Commonwealth Fencing championships in South Africa.