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the debatable land


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a tract of land between the Esk and the Sark, claimed by both England and Scotland; the Batable Ground.


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  • Primus lived in the debatable land between Oldtown and Needmore, and so was at the call of all who needed an extra hand in both parishes.

    Oldtown Folks

  • For the principal complaints made are about the debatable land of Bogos, which Ismail Pasha claims to have annexed in 1870, but which the Abyssinians deny; the free passage and proper protection of merchandise to the sea, instead of its being plundered while in transit, as is now done; and lastly, the giving up of a renegade Abyssinian, Ras-ul-Riah, who, although head of all this looting, is protected by the

    Three Months in the Soudan


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