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
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?