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range line

(in U.S. public-land surveys) one of two parallel lines running north and south that define the east and west borders of a township.
Compare township (def 2), township line.
Origin of range line
1810-20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Township and range line intersections are also drawn.
  • The excess or deficiency in measurement was thrown into the half mile next to township or range line, as the case may be.

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