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 for The Borders
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Border \Bor"der\, n. [OE. bordure, F. bordure, fr. border to
     border, fr. bord a border; of German origin; cf. MHG. borte
     border, trimming, G. borte trimming, ribbon; akin to E. board
     in sense 8. See Board, n., and cf. Bordure.]
     1. The outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a
        garden, etc.; margin; verge; brink.
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              Upon the borders of these solitudes.  --Bentham.
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              In the borders of death.              --Barrow.
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     2. A boundary; a frontier of a state or of the settled part
        of a country; a frontier district.
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     3. A strip or stripe arranged along or near the edge of
        something, as an ornament or finish.
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     4. A narrow flower bed.
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     Border land, land on the frontiers of two adjoining
        countries; debatable land; -- often used figuratively; as,
        the border land of science.
  
     The Border, The Borders, specifically, the frontier
        districts of Scotland and England which lie adjacent.
  
     Over the border, across the boundary line or frontier.
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     Syn: Edge; verge; brink; margin; brim; rim; boundary;
          confine.
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