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neutral ground

noun, Gulf States.
1.
a median strip on a highway or boulevard, especially one planted with grass.
2.
the strip of grass between a street and sidewalk.
Origin of neutral ground
1815-1825
1815-25, Americanism, for an earlier sense
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  • I had promised to keep on neutral ground for three months, and a tête-à-tête on shipboard seemed hardly playing the game.

    An Unknown Lover Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • We met in the library of Moyne House, which was neutral ground.

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • They generally quarreled at night, and met on the neutral ground of the shrubbery to be reconciled together the next morning.

    No Name Wilkie Collins
  • He and I meet about on neutral ground, and are the best friends in the world.

    Miss Mackenzie Anthony Trollope
  • I cannot imagine that any neutral ground can exist on which it is possible for Lady Janet and this woman to meet.

    The New Magdalen Wilkie Collins
  • It was a kind of neutral ground, but she was not the woman to suffer its invasion.

  • It would certainly be neutral ground, since the proprietor was a Greek.

    The Carpet from Bagdad Harold MacGrath
  • As to what had been done to Eden, he stood on neutral ground, and gave no opinion.

    St. Winifred's Frederic W. Farrar

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