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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BORDERING

We rolled on, and entered the village of Manchester, bordering on the falls.

The country of the Goajires is a peninsula of Colombia bordering on Venezuela.

In fact he wrote that he thought it all wrong, deceitful, bordering on the dishonest.

All that part of Australia, bordering the ocean, was desert.

But this refers only to the section of Finland bordering on the Baltic Sea.

There was constraint on my part, often bordering upon perplexity.

The wide expanse of sunny water and the bordering shore were empty.

His mind, bordering on sleep, dwelt lazily on hot baths in general.

The live-oak overlooks it, with only a bordering of bushes between.

Burgundy: a section of eastern France bordering on the river Rhone.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BORDERING

conterminous

adjectivehaving a common boundary
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