line of demarcation


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line of demarcation

A line defining the boundary of a buffer zone or area of limitation. A line of demarcation may also be used to define the forward limits of disputing or belligerent forces after each phase of disengagement or withdrawal has been completed. See also area of limitation; buffer zone; disengagement; peace operations.
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Suddenly the projectile passed the line of demarcation between intense light and absolute darkness, and was plunged in profound night!
On the view that species are only strongly marked and permanent varieties, and that each species first existed as a variety, we can see why it is that no line of demarcation can be drawn between species, commonly supposed to have been produced by special acts of creation, and varieties which are acknowledged to have been produced by secondary laws.
The line of demarcation between the two colours, black and blue, showed the point which the pure sea would not pass; but it lay as quiet as the abominable pool, with which it never mixed.
At any garrisoned point where the line of demarcation between one country and another is so very narrow as at Niagara, desertion from the ranks can scarcely fail to be of frequent occurrence: and it may be reasonably supposed that when the soldiers entertain the wildest and maddest hopes of the fortune and independence that await them on the other side, the impulse to play traitor, which such a place suggests to dishonest minds, is not weakened.
There appeared to be no line of demarcation between the young person's excessive innocence, and another person's guiltiest knowledge.
If an obvious line of demarcation isn't present, a marker can be created with a throw rug or even a strip of painter's tape.
The shepherd managed to evade capture, though the Israeli patrol reportedly crossed 30 meters over the line of demarcation and seized the man's flock.
Wright continued: "When your natural hair is growing out, that line of demarcation between the natural hair and your relaxer tends to break and pop.
When it was just cats and dancing babies, there was a clear line of demarcation between serious and silly, and social media was the campground in which silly often pitched its tent alongside inane, ludicrous, and vapid.
He said Hazrat Imam Hussain is the symbol of a unique philosophy and was of life which draws a line of demarcation between noble and evil forces.
Though there is no official line of demarcation, there is a shift in the book's final twenty pages, which step away from the Green Man motif.
To more completely describe his actual beliefs, Congressman Gohmert notes the Kennedy-Nixon debates created a line of demarcation beyond which television became the critical factor in being elected President which also meant there would be no more bald Presidents in his lifetime.