Mason and Dixon's line

Mason and Dixon's line
noun
the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania; symbolic dividing line between North and South before the American Civil War
Instance Hypernyms: ↑state line, ↑state boundary

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  • Mason and Dixon's line — Line Line, n. [OE. line, AS. l[=i]ne cable, hawser, prob. from L. linea a linen thread, string, line, fr. linum flax, thread, linen, cable; but the English word was influenced by F. ligne line, from the same L. word linea. See {Linen}.] 1. A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • MASON AND DIXON'S LINE —    so called after English engineers who surveyed it 1764 67; is the boundary separating Maryland from Pennsylvania and Delaware; during the Civil War it was inaccurately regarded as dividing the slave holding from the free States, Maryland and… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Mason and Dixon line — noun the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania; symbolic dividing line between North and South before the American Civil War • Syn: ↑Mason Dixon line, ↑Mason and Dixon s line • Instance Hypernyms: ↑state line, ↑state boundary …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mason and Dixon Survey Terminal Point — U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • Mason and Dixon Line —   [ meɪsn ænd dɪksn laɪn], die im Auftrag des britischen Kronrates 1763 67 von den britischen Landmessern Charles Mason und Jeremiah Dixon auf circa 39º 43 nördliche Breite festgelegte Grenze zwischen den Kolonien Maryland und Pennsylvania. Die… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Mason and Dixon Line — also called  Mason Dixon Line,        originally the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania in the United States. In the pre Civil War period it was regarded, together with the Ohio River, as the dividing line between slave states south of it …   Universalium

  • Mason and Dixon Line — The boundary line between Pennsylvania on the north and Maryland on the south, celebrated before the extinction of slavery as the line of demarcation between the slave and the free states. It was run by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Mason and Dixon Line — The boundary line between Pennsylvania on the north and Maryland on the south, celebrated before the extinction of slavery as the line of demarcation between the slave and the free states. It was run by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Mason and Dixon Line — boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania, also used to describe former demarcation between southern slave and northern free states …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Mason and Dix|on's Line — «DIHK suhnz», = Mason Dixon line. (Cf. ↑Mason Dixon line) …   Useful english dictionary

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