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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Baring, Alexander. First Baron Ashburton. 1774-1848. British financier and public official who concluded the treaty between Great Britain and the United States that defined the border between Canada and Maine (1842).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mining, soil or surface detritus, which has been removed for the purpose of getting at the underlying rock.

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  • n. the removal of covering

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  • As in Alexander Baring, Baron Ashburton, who helped negotiate the border between the state of Maine and Canada in 1842.

    March 11, 2011