no-man's-land


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no-man's-land

n
1. (Military) land between boundaries, esp an unoccupied zone between opposing forces
2. an unowned or unclaimed piece of land
3. an ambiguous area of activity or thought
Translations

no-man's-land

[ˈnəʊmænzˌlænd] nterra di nessuno

no-man's-land

(ˈnəumӕnzlӕnd) noun
land which no-one owns or controls, especially between opposing armies.
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The ordinance, or local law, would 'make the prohibitive zone a no-man's-land, thus, solving the perennial problem of stubborn villagers' who refuse to leave the area.
The report, published on Saturday by the Associated Press, showed that many of refugees now living in squalid tents in no-man's-land between Myanmar and Bangladesh have no intention of returning to their villages in Myanmar despite a deal between the two countries to have them relocated to their homes, presstv reported.
BURMA has struck a deal with Bangladesh to resettle more than 6,000 Rohingya Muslims who have been stranded in a no-man's-land between the two countries.
Phivolcs Mayon resident volcanologist Ed Laguerta said that, in many cases, Mayon residents outside the no-man's-land and within the within the 8-kilometer danger zone are forcibly included in the evacuation depending on the gravity of Mayon eruption.
That's left around 10 households on the St Thomas Estate in a legal no-man's-land in which they can't be sold.
A TANK crew bogged down in the remorseless mud of Passchendaele survived a three-day onslaught in no-man's-land from both sides.
The person perhaps responsible may have fled here, but no one enters this no-man's-land except at his own peril.
In order to get himself and Evgenia out of Russia, Arthur must navigate this dangerous no-man's-land between warring sides one last time.
Meeting me later in the evening, he said: "Well, Richards, only you, Sergeant Owens and I are left out of that tug-of-war team of the day before yesterday" Dr Dunn had been wandering about no-man's-land attending to the wounded and doing what he could for them.
One bad decision every other year is probably acceptable, although the five-year-old's 12lb rise to a mark of 156 after his fine second to Old Guard does seem to leave him in something of a no-man's-land.
It's no-man's-land before the eid holidays next week," said Sanyalaksna Manibhandu, manager of Research at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi Securities.
This powerful debut collection delivers, among other equally poignant tales, a cross-cultural, somewhat touchy, and probably doomed relationship in post-communist Croatia; "cowboys" on a mission to eliminate radioactive cows wandering the outskirts of Fukushima; a young boy who holds the secret of how he lured a predator to his death; a young Jewish girl in a concentration camp who experiences moments of beauty and light when she serves as a model for the camp commander's painting; and a writer whose identity breakdown leads to his wandering in a no-man's-land where he can no longer tell his own life from that of his character.