from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In founding, a line upon a pattern as it lies embedded in the sand, below which the draw of the pattern is upward, and above which the draw is downward.
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It was quite open to the heath on each side, and bisected that vast dark surface like the parting-line on a head of black hair, diminishing and bending away on the furthest horizon.
It requires no special flasks, no special sand, and no consideration of parting-line placement in designing patterns.