Definition of Old line state
1. Noun. A Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies.
Generic synonyms: American State
Group relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa, Mid-atlantic States, South
Terms within: Aberdeen, Annapolis, Capital Of Maryland, Baltimore, Fort George G. Meade, Fort George Gordon Meade, Fort Meade, Frederick, Hagerstown, Chesapeake Bay, Potomac, Potomac River, Susquehanna, Susquehanna River
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Literary usage of Old line state
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1. The Congressional Globe ...: 23d Congress to the 42d Congress, Dec. 2, 1833 by United States Congress, Francis Preston Blair, John Cook Rives, Franklin Rives, George A. Bailey (1853)
"Upon no other occasion, for many years, has the old line state ticket received an absolute majority. • • A SENATOR. Ho'w was it at the last presidential ..."
2. The Life and Public Services of Salmon Portland Chase: United States Senator by Jacob William Schuckers (1874)
"Upon no other occasion, for many years, has the Old-line State ticket received an absolute majority." " I do not so highly value a seat here that I would ..."
3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"old line state, a sobriquet for Maryland, because of the boundary-line, known as Mason and Dixon's line (q. ?/.), between it and Pennsylvania. ..."
4. Dictionary of Historical Allusions by Harbottle, Thomas Benfield, d. 1904 (1904)
"old line state. The State of Maryland is so called with reference to the Mason and Dixon Line, which divides it from Pennsylvania. Old Man of the Mountain. ..."
5. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"old line state, a popular name for the State of Maryland, which in the early colonial days was the dividing line between the Crown land grants of William ..."
6. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"old line state, suis. phr. (American).—Maryland. [From the OLD LINE regiments contributed to the Continental army in the War of the Révolution]. ..."
7. A Dictionary of Names, Nicknames and Surnames, of Persons, Places and Things by Edward Latham (1904)
"Old Lady of Threadneedle Street. A name given to the Bank of England, from its location in Threadneedle Street, London. old line state ..."