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Do you think Border here has a different meaning from its' common usual meaning as: a region straddling such a boundary? since it's with Capital Letter!

Oh! young Lochinvar is come out of the west,
Through all the wide Border his steed was the best;

(a poem by Sir Walter Scott)

Many thanks.
  • Gwan

    Senior Member
    New Zealand, English
    I assume given that it's Scott (and glancing at the poem) that he's referring to the borderlands between England and Scotland. I believe it was (perhaps still is) common to refer to them simply as The Borders (I am more familiar with the version with an 's'). There's a short section in Wikipedia on what, historically, The Borders would have referred to.
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