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no-man's land
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No"-man's`-land` (?). 1. (Naut.) A space amidships used to keep blocks, ropes, etc.; a space on a ship belonging to no one in particular to care for.
[1913 Webster] 2. An unoccupied area between opposing armies.
[WordNet 1.5] 3. Hence: (Fig.): An unclaimed space or time.
[1913 Webster] That no-man's land of twilight. W. Black.
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