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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BORDER

Did not this seem to border upon cruelty, my dear, in so indulgent a mother?

"I shall have to retreat over the border as quickly as I can," he continued.

All along the Afghan border every man's house is his castle.

The man, trained so long in border war, was thoroughly in his element.

The escape, if the Captain's story were true, appeared to border upon the miraculous.

You're not fra Wales or the border counties, zur, that be very clear.'

He had taken a position as a teacher in Sutschoufu, on the border of Shantung.

Poe could indeed do it, although he hovered at times near the border of insanity.

So we rattled through Surrey and across the border into Sussex.

Another case of border superstition is related to me by McWhorter.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French bordure "seam, edge of a shield, border," from Frankish *bord or a similar Germanic source (cf. Old English bord "side;" see board (n.2)). The geopolitical sense first attested 1530s, in Scottish (replacing earlier march), from The Borders, name of the district adjoining the boundary between England and Scotland.

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nounpatch of ground for planting
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