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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
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.   1
 


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