Mason and Dixon's line

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mason and Dixon's line the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania; symbolic dividing line between North and South before the American Civil War
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mason and Dixon's line the boundary line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, as run before the Revolution (1764-1767) by two English astronomers named Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. In an extended sense, the line between the free and the slave States; as, below the Mason-Dixon line, i.e. in the South.
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Usage

In literature:

The evils resulting from this huge system of iniquity are not confined to the states south of Mason and Dixon's line.
"My Bondage and My Freedom" by Frederick Douglass
The movement of protest and protection did not stop at Mason and Dixon's Line, but extended far into the South.
"The Anti-Slavery Crusade" by Jesse Macy
No negro janitor would venture to question a white American's errand in a house; Panama is below the Mason and Dixon line.
"Zone Policeman 88" by Harry A. Franck
A club was formed and the like of it was not below Mason and Dixon's line in the way of furniture, periodicals, liquors and cigars.
"The Trail of the Lonesome Pine" by John Fox, Jr.
Every petty postmaster south of Mason and Dixon's line became ex officio a censor of the press.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) Old Portraits, Modern Sketches, Personal Sketches and Tributes, Historical Papers" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Every petty postmaster south of Mason and Dixon's line became ex officio a censor of the press.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Now the flag is rather a pretty one, and to people north of MASON and DIXON'S line, possesses many interesting associations.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 14, July 2, 1870" by Various
The song "Dixie's Land" was supposed to be sung by exiles from the region south of Mason and Dixon's line.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
Aggression from either side of Mason and Dixon's Line must be withstood.
"Abraham Lincoln" by George Haven Putnam
Mason and Dixon's Line.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
How was Mason and Dixon's line famous later?
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
That's one time I got Jane completely in my arms and showed her what a really good hugging means south of Mason and Dixon's line.
"The Tinder-Box" by Maria Thompson Daviess
Consequently they avoided bringing slaves beyond Mason and Dixon's Line in traveling North.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
Nearly one-half of Illinois lay south of a direct, westward extension of Mason and Dixon's line.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
Nearly every one of the States north of Mason and Dixon's line once held slaves.
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
The surveyors were Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, and the line was thus called Mason and Dixon's Line.
"William Penn" by George Hodges
Mason and Dixon's line, 203.
"The Colonization of North America" by Herbert Eugene Bolton
I tell you, stranger, that boy will never do you any good if you take him across Mason and Dixon's line.
"The Freedmen's Book" by Lydia Maria Child
The Ohio River at once became the western projection of Mason and Dixon's Line.
"Historic Highways of America (Vol. 9)" by Archer Butler Hulbert
MASON AND DIXON'S LINE.
"America, Volume I (of 6)" by Joel Cook
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In news:

Bass are popularly thought of as a southern fish, but anglers venturing north of the Mason Dixon line will be pleased to find plenty of water for the feisty fish, and Vermont's Lake Champlain is VanDam's favorite.
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