Fine Lines

Today We discuss the difference between there and here, often defined by lines. These lines have a lot of names (Contiguous, Coterminous, & Conterminous) pointing out proximity of one area to another (Bordering, Adjacent, Neighboring). We probably missed another dozen terms, but oh well. The idea is that one thing gives way for another, at a specific point or series of points (a line).

These lines can separate one wad of land from another, or land from water, or one nation from another. (See the map.)

In one sense, these lines are meaningless, but as political-economic buffers they take on importance. Needless to say, to Rhinos they mean nothing much, but to our Readers, they have significance. We like to encourage a happy Readership, for sure.

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