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

  • The slave states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri that were adjacent to the free states of the North during the Civil War. Virginia joined the Confederacy in 1861, causing its western counties to form the new state of West Virginia. It and other Border States remained tied to the Union despite strong Southern sympathies.


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  • The Serendipitous Discovery ...or why Amazon need...

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  • For those of you who were following the Serendipitous Kitty Saga in 2005, concerning kit_kindred and my attempts to tame a pair of feral kittens -- he's finally succeeded in trapping the female (Napoleon), and her two current babies.

    patience, rewarded.

  • Serendipitous typo of the month: Good steal was probably more valuable than gold in a warrior society.

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