Artificial lines

lines on a sector or scale, so contrived as to represent the logarithmic sines and tangents, which, by the help of the line of numbers, solve, with tolerable exactness, questions in trigonometry, navigation, etc.

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In hindsight, this should have been no surprise since social history is not altered by artificial lines in the sand.
'Our political organizational development has so far been along the same colonial path of drawing hard artificial lines and creating artificial administrative structures which we now call states and local governments.
The full extent to which the British landscape is divided up with artificial lines is disorienting.
We have to get rid of the lines around the state, artificial lines, where we stop health insurance companies from coming in and competing, because they want -- and President Obama and whoever was working on it -- they want to leave those lines, because that gives health insurance companies essentially monopolies.
He contended that it was crushingly expensive for individuals and the country, saying it was going to be one of the biggest budget line items "very shortly." It must be replaced with a policy that lets plans be tailored, he said, and called for the elimination of "artificial lines" around states that prevent insurance companies from competing.
Related: Trump, Bill Clinton clash over 'craziest' ACA thing "We have to get rid of the artificial lines around the states, where we stop insurance companies from coming in and competing," Trump said.
Ivankovich says OnePatient focuses on "bio-psycho-social medicine," uniting mental and physical healthcare into a single end in hopes of blurring the artificial lines that separate them.
The obsession with artificial lines on a map of Wales by some Welsh politicians when it comes to local government is worse than a distraction in my opinion.
Let's hope that most of them have learned that viewers no longer dote on quotable but artificial lines poetically mouthed by kids with the vocabulary of adults-and that greater realism is in for TV in 2015, and hopefully thereafter!
Despite this, we witness the natural transitional nature of border regions and the efforts made by people to transcend the artificial lines drawn around and between them.
"The coming together of Liverpool and Wirral chambers reflects the increased strategic focus on the City Region and the importance of not drawing somewhat artificial lines which divide the region's natural economic area.

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