no-man's land

No-man\'s land

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.

2. Fig.: An unclaimed space or time.

That no-man's land of twilight. --W. Black.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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