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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Border States (The).
 
The five “slave” states (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri) which lay next to the “free states” were so called in the Civil War, 1861–1865.   1
 


 Border Minstrel.Bordlands. 

 
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