Definition of Mason-Dixon Line

1. Noun. The boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania; symbolic dividing line between North and South before the American Civil War.




Definition of Mason-Dixon Line

1. Proper noun. The boundary line between Pennsylvania and Maryland, as run before the Revolution (1764-1767) by two English astronomers named Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon. ¹

2. Proper noun. The boundary between the free and slave states at the time of the American Civil War. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Mason-Dixon Line

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1. A History of the United States and Its People: From Their Earliest Records by Elroy McKendree Avery, William Abbatt (1908)
"... Taxation The Difference Between Them CHAPTER IV THE REPEAL OF THE STAMP ACT THE MASON — DIXON LINE T will be convenient at this point to examine briefly ..."

2. George Bryan and the Constitution of Pennsylvania, 1731-1791 by Burton Alva Konkle (1922)
"The Mason- Dixon line was a compromise, in this direction, more favorable ... To extend the Mason-Dixon line to the Ohio and, presumably, let that be with ..."

3. The Negro in the New World by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1910)
"First came the difference between Pennsylvania on the one hand, and Virginia and Maryland on the other, which in 1780 turned the Mason-Dixon line into the ..."

4. A New Guide to the Collections in the Library of the American Philosophical by J. Stephen Catlett (1987)
"Letters and documents pertaining to Cope's research on the history of Charles Mason, Jeremiah Dixon, and the Mason-Dixon Line. Most of the letters are to ..."

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