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Mason-Dixon line
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  • One of the most successful hedge fund managers in the country, he was wildly wealthy, handsome, and considered by many to be the most eligible bachelor south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • One of the nastiest abettors of the hateful dogma purveyed below the Mason-Dixon line, he seemed to me also—while I brooded over the haggard figure in a baggy white Palm Beach suit, ravaged like one already seized by death’s hand even as he slouched past a frayed palmtree into the New Orleans clinic—one of its chief and most wretched victims, and the faintest breath of regret accompanied my murmured farewell.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The church had opened anew, this time firmly in the hands of Methodists from north of the Mason-Dixon line, a dangerous combination, my mother said.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Since then I’ve sometimes been overcome with a passion to return into that "heart of darkness" across the Mason-Dixon line, but then I remind myself that the true darkness lies within my own mind, and the idea loses itself in the gloom.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man

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  • The bitter animosities on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line which had engulfed Daniel Webster, Thomas Hart Benton and Sam Houston continued unabated for some two decades after the war.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Has any one of you gentlemen ever thought that there’s not a cannon factory south of the Mason-Dixon Line?
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • That he was born just south of the Mason-Dixon Line and nearly a northerner means nothing.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Clusters of similarly colored dots define a dialect area but also show how pronunciations from a neighboring area can infiltrate or bleed into it—for example, how the typically Southern pronunciation of / (a single syllable resembling Ah) pops up in states north of the Mason-Dixon Line, where the usual pronunciation makes / sound more like two syllables, Eye-ee.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • It was strange that a Negro could be an officer and a gentleman and an equal below Parallel Thirty-eight, but not below the Mason-Dixon line.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • You and the rest of these king cocks from below the Mason-Dixon line.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
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