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!
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.
The BCM approach provides accurate insight on customer installations while preserving the line of demarcation between our equipment and our customer's equipment.
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.
In fact, the line of demarcation between the slums and the SEPs is the hill.
The term "fade'' refers to the way a cut fades into the hairline with no obvious line of demarcation.
You and your friend will need to have a line of demarcation and clearly defined boundaries of when to communicate as friends versus your boss/subordinate communications.
The line of demarcation begins at Jupiter where the Gulf Stream swings east and the coastline goes west," says charter captain Eden White, who also writes the weekly fishing forecasts for the Florida Sportsman website.
Where a plate meets a table, for example, there is a clear line of demarcation.
More than a dozen of the lines would offer some service, but none below Manhattan's 34th Street, a line of demarcation in the city separating the hardest-hit residents from those who escaped the brunt.