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

  Boundary \Bound"a*ry\, n.; pl. Boundaries [From Bound a
     limit; cf. LL. bonnarium piece of land with fixed limits.]
     That which indicates or fixes a limit or extent, or marks a
     bound, as of a territory; a bounding or separating line; a
     real or imaginary limit.
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           But still his native country lies
           Beyond the boundaries of the skies.      --N. Cotton.
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           That bright and tranquil stream, the boundary of Louth
           and Meath.                               --Macaulay.
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           Sensation and reflection are the boundaries of our
           thoughts.                                --Locke.
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     Syn: Limit; bound; border; term; termination; barrier; verge;
          confines; precinct.
  
     Usage: Bound, Boundary. Boundary, in its original and
            strictest sense, is a visible object or mark
            indicating a limit. Bound is the limit itself. But in
            ordinary usage the two words are made interchangeable.
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