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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of border.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having a border especially of a specified kind; sometimes used as a combining term. Antonym of unbordered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a border: specifically, in mathematics, applied to a determinant formed from another by adding one or more rows and columns.
  • In botany, having the margin distinct from the rest of the organ either in texture or color.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a border especially of a specified kind; sometimes used as a combining term


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  • He looked so offended and emotionally wounded, his expression bordered on angry.


  • We sheltered behind the great beams supporting the windmill, and looked out through them, north and east, over a wide landscape; a plain bordered eastward by low hills, every mile of it, almost, watered by

    England's Effort: Letters to an American Friend

  • The blank side of his face was much wrinkled and puckered up, which gave him a very sinister appearance, especially when he smiled, at which times his expression bordered closely on the villainous.

    Nicholas Nickleby

  • Nadurovina was visibly concerned, and Tse's expression bordered on the frantic; but Rothenburg saw and understood.


  • She smirked and then looked up at me with an expression that bordered on concern and friendliness.

    Heart Song

  • Riker did not immediately move away from it, so that for a moment he and Picard were almost nose to nose, and Riker looked down at him with an expression that bordered on amused pleasure at making Picard wait.

    Dark Mirror

  • Nipping back from Margey's at this good hour, I cut down one of the Out of Bounds roads that bordered a kampong.

    A Rude Awakening

  • Thereupon a Jewish reader, considering that _Punch's_ expression bordered upon rudeness, and that the sufferance which was his tribal badge need not under the circumstances seal his lips, wrote to protest against the "malice and grossness of language" -- for he had failed to appreciate _Punch's_ robust irony and too carefully veiled championship.

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  • These "bordered" pits are very characteristic of the wood of all conifers.

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  • In pines and spruces the cells of the upper and lower rows of each tier or pith ray have "bordered" pits, like those of the wood fibre or tracheids proper, but the cells of the intermediate rows in the rays of cedars, etc., have only "simple" pits, _i. e._, pits devoid of the saucer-like "border" or rim.

    Seasoning of Wood


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