Mason-Dixon Line love

Mason-Dixon Line

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A line marking the boundary between the colonies of Pennsylvania and Maryland, established between 1763 and 1767 by the British surveyors Charles Mason (1730–1787) and Jeremiah Dixon (1733–1779). It was regarded as the division between free and slave states before the Civil War.

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  • proper noun 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 noun The boundary between the free and slave states at the time of the American Civil War.

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