Definition of Mason and Dixon Line
1. Noun. The boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania; symbolic dividing line between North and South before the American Civil War.
Generic synonyms: State Boundary, State Line
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Literary usage of Mason and Dixon Line
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1. A History of the Town of Industry: Franklin County, Maine, from the Earliest by William Collins Hatch (1893)
"Crosses the " Mason and Dixon Line."— Gloomy Prospects of the Federal Cause.—Numerous Desertions from the Union Army.—Organization of Districts under the ..."
2. The Christiana Riot and the Treason Trials of 1851: An Historical Sketch by William Uhler Hensel (1911)
"On the Different Sides of Mason and Dixon Line — Conflicts of Ideas and of Citizenship — Lower Lancaster County a Gateway — Terror of the '' Gap Gang'' ..."
3. Seventy Years in Dixie: Recollections and Sayings of T. W. Caskey and Others by Fletcher Douglas Srygley (1891)
"I had some very decided convictions about the Mason and Dixon line, little as I knew about it, and as for that other line which cut the best bottom field in ..."
4. History of Harrison County, West Virginia: From the Early Days of by Henry Haymond (1910)
"... The Mason and Dixon Line. A dispute having arisen as to the correct division line between the heirs of William Penn the proprietor of Pennsylvania, ..."
5. George Bryan and the Constitution of Pennsylvania, 1731-1791 by Burton Alva Konkle (1922)
"Turning now to their proceedings on the last of August, 1779, it will be well to recall that the old controversy, which the Mason and Dixon line settled, ..."
6. Patriot-Improvers: Biographical Sketches of Members of the American by Whitfield Jenks Bell (1997)
"Mason and Dixon calculated the length of a degree Mason, Journal; Cummings, Mason and Dixon Line; and the many articles by Thomas D. Cope listed in ..."