Marches


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Marches

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1. the border area between England and Wales or Scotland, both characterized by continual feuding (13th--16th centuries)
2. a region of central Italy. Capital: Ancona. Pop.: 1 484 601 (2003 est.). Area: 9692 sq. km (3780 sq. miles)
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And so they came into a deep forest, and by fortune they were nighted, and rode along in a deep way, and at the last they came into a courtelage where abode the duke of South Marches, and there they asked harbour.
Known from the Canadian border to the deserts of Arizona, and from the eastern marches of the Great Plains to the foot-hills of the Sierra
Now he wipes the sweat from his brow, strokes his limbs, and then marches aimlessly off, in as violently a hurry as ever.
She sometimes played tunes upon them with her fingers - minuets and marches I should think - but never moved them.
They remonstrated also upon the risk of damage to their horses by these forced marches.
Our way now lay through a region scarce passable, and full of serpents, which were continually creeping between our legs; we might have avoided them in the day, but being obliged, that we might avoid the excessive heats, to take long marches in the night, we were every moment treading upon them.