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Example sentences from the Web for Mason-Dixon line
Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.
Last week I turned 40, a bittersweet occasion because I crossed the line to living longer without my mother than with her.
Completed in 1953 and composed with standard line breaks and punctuation, the book was completely ignored upon submission.
Is it any wonder that the interests of large corporations and unions get to the front of the line?
In the end, the line between magic and religion may be something of an artificial one.
In this position, the line of cavalry formed the chord of the arc described by the river, and occupied by us.
Our talk ranged from the Panhandle to the Canada line, while our horses jogged steadily southward.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
I have drawn a Line between the figures at the extream changes, that next below the Line is the extream.Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing|Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman
My station was on the right of the line, where the breastwork, ending in a redoubt, was steep and high.
The engineer officer charged with preparing the line of retreat reported that the one bridge across the Elster was not sufficient.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for Mason-Dixon line
Mason and Dixon Line
Cultural definitions for Mason-Dixon line (1 of 2)
Part of the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland established by the English surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in the 1760s. The line resolved disputes caused by unclear description of the boundaries in the Maryland and Pennsylvania charters.
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Cultural definitions for Mason-Dixon line (2 of 2)
A boundary line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, laid out by two English surveyors, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, in the 1760s. Before and during the Civil War, the line was symbolic of the division between slaveholding and free states. After the war, it remained symbolic of the division between states that required racial segregation and those that did not.