from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- The boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland, regarded as the division between free and slave states before the Civil War. It was established between 1763 and 1767 by the British surveyors Charles Mason (1730-1787) and Jeremiah Dixon (died 1777).
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- proper n. The boundary line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, as run before the Revolution (1764-1767) by two English astronomers named Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon.
- proper n. The boundary between the free and slave states at the time of the American Civil War.
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I wonder if the term Mason-Dixon Line came from the Golf attire required at the Mason Golf and Country Club, being long pants, while to the South the attire at the Dixon Golf and Country Club permitted shorts except not Denim.
The Mason-Dixon Line was the resolution of a border dispute between the then British colonies of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and West
Another poll showed the Texan losing some ground in New Hampshire, raising the prospect that his appeal isn't extending north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Frankly, I don't know why anyone would consider buying one -- especially if he or she lives north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
But when the Democrats ran more forthright liberals from north of the Mason-Dixon Line, e.g. McGovern, Mondale, Dukakis and Kerry, they always went down to defeat.
Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists (and to some extent, Episcopalians) all split over slavery, mainly along the Mason-Dixon Line.
Jes 'seems t'me that y'all in Texas go outcha way t'make the res o'th wurl think that anythin th't moves on 2 legs b'low the Mason-Dixon Line o east of Albuquerque mus be reetards.
When most people think of the Mason-Dixon Line, they think of it as the divider between North and South.
As a result, Morgantown actually lies south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
An imaginary Mason-Dixon Line divided the space cleanly between two sagging single beds.
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