forty-ninth parallel

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forty-ninth parallel
(Canadian) an informal name for the Canadian border with the USA, which is in part delineated by the parallel line of latitude at 49°N

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Main Entry:  forty-ninth parallel
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the border between the U.S. and Canada, generally at the 49º latitude
Example:  The forty-ninth parallel extends west from the Lake of the Woods.
Usage:  informal's 21st Century Lexicon
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