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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BORDERED

All the roofs are bordered with machicolations, parapets, guard-walks, and sentry-boxes.

A nightingale was singing somewhere in the elm trees which bordered the garden.

The Great North Road should have been bordered all its length with glebe.

Before us was a driveway, shaded by great elms and bordered by rose hedges.

There was a broad avenue, bordered by railed tombs, leading to the church-door.

A stone's throw away on his right the common was bordered by a thorn hedge.

And he managed that with an adroitness that bordered on the cunning.

The surrounding walls are overrun with vines and bordered by pear trees.

It was bordered by a wide band of forest, and the trees were magnificent.

He was standing with his back to the precipice which bordered the narrow ledge.

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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