Across the river is Rock Falls (pop. in 1900, 2176), practically a suburb of Sterling, with foundries and machine-shops and manufactories of agricultural implements, barbed wire and bolts and rivets.
from the lighthouse there was a "fortified zone" of barbed wire and machine-guns.
Even the lizards had gone on holiday to escape the furnace heat, leaving only barbed wire bushes and a tap 500 yds away.
For the same reason, the Gripple can be used to tension a length of plain wire, but not barbed wire or netting.
You'll have the barbed wire up for Mossie now.