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divide

Chiefly US and Canadian an area of relatively high ground separating drainage basins; watershed

divide

[də′vīd]
(geography)
A ridge or section of high ground between drainage systems.
(mathematics)
One object (integer, polynomial) divides another if their quotient is an object of the same type.
(science and technology)
A point or line of division.
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He would cross this divide to the first trickle of another stream, flowing to the west, which he would follow until it emptied into the river Dease, and here he would find a cache under an upturned canoe and piled over with many rocks.
He had been making north by east, away from the Dease Divide and into the Coppermine Valley.
I have arrived at the second of those two heads into which your story divides itself in my mind.
The cruelty, the impolitic cruelty,"--he replied, with great feeling,--"of dividing, or attempting to divide, two young people long attached to each other, is terrible.
The remedy for this inconveniency is to divide the legislature into different branches; and to render them, by different modes of election and different principles of action, as little connected with each other as the nature of their common functions and their common dependence on the society will admit.
In the end, he ascended Dominion Creek to its head, crossed the divide, and came down on the tributary to the Klondike that was later to be called Hunker Creek.
He'd come out to Sixty Mile, planning to go back up Indian River and portage the grub across the divide between Quartz Creek and Gold Bottom-"
But the Meat-Eaters, who lived across the divide in the Big Valley, stood together, hunted together, fished together, and fought together.
But in the end we agreed to add our strength together and to be as one man when the Meat-Eaters came over the divide to steal our women.
Now divide eighteen by twelve, that'd be a dollar an' a half a month interest.
The rainy season and the dry season began now to appear regular to me, and I learned to divide them so as to provide for them accordingly; but I bought all my experience before I had it, and this I am going to relate was one of the most discouraging experiments that I made.
They sleep at the parsonage, but divide their attentions so equally among its inmates, and Oliver and Mr.