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march

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 280 words.

[LME]

There are three English words march, if you include March. The march with the sense ‘to walk in

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march

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 11 words.

arch, larch, march, parch, starch • frogmarch • cornstarch

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march

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 11 words.

arch, larch, march, parch, starch • frogmarch • cornstarch

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march

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

March to a different drum conform to different principles and practices from those around one; ultimately from Henry David Thoreau Walden (1854).

See also hunger march, Long March...

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Marches

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 87 words.

The boundaries between England and Wales, and England and Scotland, were called marches. Hence ‘marcher lords’, the powerful vassals with

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march

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 134 words.

an army marches on its stomach: see stomach.

march to (the beat of) a different tune (or drum

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march

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Derived from the Old English mearc, meaning ‘boundary’, march denoted a tract of land along a border, notably the marches of Wales and Scotland.

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March

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 13 words.

mad as a March hare: see mad as a hatter at mad.

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marches

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

In Shakespeare's plays were accompanied by the drum (muffled for dead marches), occasionally with the fife too; a passage in 1 Henry VI 3.7.29–35 suggests that English and French marches...

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March

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 130 words.

1. English: topographic name for someone who lived on the border between two territories, especially in the Marches between England

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