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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A line adopted as a base or foundation from which future operations are carried on, or on which they depend or rest.
  • noun A line traced round a cannon behind the vent.
  • noun In the game of lawn-tennis, the end line of the court; the line from which the player serves the ball.
  • noun In base-ball, the line connecting one base with the next.

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