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Debateable Land

A tract of land between the Esk and Sark, claimed by both England and Scotland, and for a long time the subject of dispute. This tract of land was the hotbed of thieves and vagabonds.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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