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  • proper n. Those states which formed the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
  • proper n. The south-eastern states of the United States, including more or less the same states as formed the Confederacy.
  • proper n. The southern part of any region.


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  • UNHCR spokeswoman, Melissa Fleming, says the agency expects many more people currently living in the North will go south in the months following the referendumMany of these returnees we note have lived in the North for years and say they have to leave for fear of the unknown and to start afresh in their native South.

    Many Sudanese Leave North For South Ahead Of Sunday’s Vote

  • He explains to these wide-eyed young women who are eager to dress up in period costume and "role play" that there is a huge movement to rid the south of all forms of slavery -- something the South is 'unfairly' being blamed for.

    White Washing and Dressing Up History: Grooming Southern Belles For The Tea-Party Movement

  • Just as commerce and housing has developed along major highways like Route 128 in Boston or I-50 in the south, many mid-size cities would expand or undergo renewal along high speed rail corridors in California, the Upper Mid-West, and parts of the Northeast and South.

    Derek Shearer: After The Stimulus: It's Time for a New Foundation

  • Farther to the south in this current the salinity decreases again, as the water is there mixed with fresher water from the South.

    The South Pole~ Fram Expedition Oceanography

  • Throw in the incredible artistry of four women who have the dirt, sweetness, and sweat of the south in their bones, along with songwriting abilities that summon aching memories of the pain, triumph and anguish of the South, and the profound becomes tangible -- the impossible, possible.

    Georgianne Nienaber: Mary Chapin Carpenter Returns to the Stage and Talks about Eudora Welty, Inspiration, and Bonding

  • When King and his allies returned to the south, they left Jesse Jackson, a seminary student who had previously joined the movement in the South, in charge of their organization.

    HW Bio: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. «

  • But the fact that the Obama administration is ordering, you know, two Marine brigades and a striker brigade into the south, that doesn't suggest they're going -- they're not the kind of units that are going to go in, and it's going to be a very tough fight in the South.

    CNN Transcript May 5, 2009

  • He fought in the south Pacific in World War II when he was in his 30s, but before that he says, he fought Jim Crow in Louisiana, spending hours trying to register a vote in the segregated South, finally casting his first presidential ballot for Franklin Roosevelt.

    CNN Transcript Jan 18, 2009

  • Because of the Republicans 'electoral vote advantage in what is called the Republican "" L' '-- start at the Canadian border, drop south through the Prairie and Mountain West to Texas, then go across the South to the Atlantic -- it is difficult for a Democrat to assemble 270 without carrying California's 54, which are one-fifth of 270.

    Pangloss For Veep

  • FACING SOUTH News, trends and politics in the changing South

    Election 2008 showed the South is changing. What does it mean for the region's future?


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