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 Line of March.Line upon Line. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Line of Operation (The)
in war. The line between the base of operation (q.v.) and the object aimed at. Thus, if a fleet is the base and the siege of a city is the object aimed at, the line of operation is that drawn from the fleet to the city. If a well-fortified spot is the base and a battle the object, the line of operation is that which lies between the fortified spot and the battle-field.   1

 Line of March.Line upon Line. 


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