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township line

Surveying. one of two parallel lines running east and west that define the north and south borders of a township.
Compare range line, township (def 2).
Origin of township line
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "I will never put my foot beyond the township line again," I vowed to my secret soul.

    The Blunders of a Bashful Man Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  • Within this mound will be found a stone with as many notches cut on the east and west side as it is miles to the township line.

    Touring Afoot Claude Powell Fordyce
  • In due time I reached the top and found the township line which I had many times followed over the ridge.

    Camps and Trails Henry Abbott
  • Then I went back up the mountain and followed the township line down the steep part and met another new blazed trail.

    Camps and Trails Henry Abbott
  • In New England these signs are frequently placed, at the township line rather than at the village boundary.

    The Farmer and His Community Dwight Sanderson

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