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neutral ground

noun, Gulf States.
a median strip on a highway or boulevard, especially one planted with grass.
the strip of grass between a street and sidewalk.
Origin of neutral ground
An Americanism dating back to 1815-25; for an earlier sense Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I had promised to keep on neutral ground for three months, and a tête-à-tête on shipboard seemed hardly playing the game.

    An Unknown Lover Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • As to what had been done to Eden, he stood on neutral ground, and gave no opinion.

    St. Winifred's Frederic W. Farrar
  • They generally quarreled at night, and met on the neutral ground of the shrubbery to be reconciled together the next morning.

    No Name Wilkie Collins
  • He stood on no neutral ground, he longed to take an active part in the war.

    Admiral Farragut A. T. Mahan
  • I cannot imagine that any neutral ground can exist on which it is possible for Lady Janet and this woman to meet.

    The New Magdalen Wilkie Collins
  • The fact was she wanted to meet this young woman on some neutral ground.

    How It All Came Round L. T. Meade
  • It would certainly be neutral ground, since the proprietor was a Greek.

    The Carpet from Bagdad Harold MacGrath
  • The neutral ground had been the scene of reprisals and terrible retaliations.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid

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