Being divided they lost their cause. clean heels, light meals (This refers to the superiority of clay land over sand or chalk

land for milk etc.) gang back to pasture [Sc Cum] Deteriorate. hard lines! [1824] Bad luck! (The exact size of an allotment of land-with no extra-

was marked out by lines. It is also possible that the phrase is nautical in origin.) it would take an acre to keep a peewit Of poor ground. tuiffit-land [NCy 1829] (As above.) no man’s land [1719] An area of knowledge or organisation where a limbo exists for

which no one accepts responsibility; in wartime the ground between two armies which is still being or still remains to be fought over.