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green line

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noun (sometimes initial capital letters)
  1. (in Lebanon) a demarcation line that divides predominantly Christian East Beirut and predominantly Moslem West Beirut.
  2. any similar demarcation line between two hostile communities, as between Greek and Turkish Cypriots in Nicosia.
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  • Beside that, he wouldn't axcept any accommodashuns short of a green-line sleeper.

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    Walter T. Gray


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green line

noun
  1. (sometimes capitals) a line of demarcation between two hostile communities
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