Hadrian's Wall love

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

  • An ancient Roman wall, 118.3 km (73.5 mi) long, across northern England. Built by the emperor Hadrian c. A.D. 122-126 and extended by Severus a century later, the wall marked the northern defensive boundary of Roman Britain. Fragmentary ruins of the wall remain.

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  • proper n. A fortification of stone and timber built by the Roman Empire across the width of what is now northern England.

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  • n. an ancient Roman wall built by Hadrian in the 2nd century; marked the northern boundary of the Roman Empire in Britain

Etymologies

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Named after the emperor Hadrian.

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