neutral ground love


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

  • n. Louisiana & Southern Mississippi See median strip.
  • n. Louisiana & Southern Mississippi See parking.


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  • When we advanced from the Greek lines across the neutral ground towards the Turkish lines, considerable anxiety was apparent in the Turkish advanced post; we were about twenty horsemen, the chiefs well mounted and armed to the teeth, and took post on a level rising ground, where we dismounted, and lit our pipes as a preliminary to conversation.

    Charles Philip Yorke, Fourth Earl of Hardwicke, Vice-Admiral R.N.

  • The consideration of this cession on the part of the United States, to be a grant to the Winnebago Nation of a tract on the west side of the Mississippi river known as the neutral ground and annual annuities for twenty-seven years of $10,000 in specie and a further sum, not to exceed $3,000 annually, for the purposes of maintaining a farm and a school for the education of Winnebago children during the same period of twenty-seven years.

    Autobiography of Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiak, or Black Hawk

  • I walked along the neutral ground up to Basin Street, the hot sun beating down on my head.


  • This is the beginning of the legend which accounts for the establishment of the pipestone quarries as neutral ground among the aborigines.

    Hiawatha; a poem, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Illustrated by John Rea Neill.

  • Clerking, the duties of a ticket-collector, laundry-work and housework are all situated upon that neutral ground of labour to which I have alluded above; they are forms of work which do not call for the exercise of qualities peculiar to either sex, and which, therefore, can be equally well performed by persons of either sex.

    Marriage as a Trade

  • I would take Morley on a nostalgic voyage into his past, returning The Palms to the days when it was The Joy House and neutral ground for meetings just like the one I planned.

    Angry Lead Skies

  • So long as his government could successfully maintain its supremacy there, that country formed a sort of neutral ground between his people and the Cochin-Chinese; a geographical condition which was not without its political advantages.

    The English Governess at the Siamese Court

  • Then Julian LaSalle mounted the rail on the balcony and like a giant white crane sailed out over the streetcars and the flow of traffic and the neon-lit palm trees along the neutral ground twelve stories below.

    Jolie Blon’s Bounce


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