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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.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Line
Line (The)
Line a Day (A)
Line of Battle
Line of Beauty
Line of Communication, or rather Lines of Communication
Line of Demarcation
Line of Direction
Line of Life (The)
Line of March
Line of Operation (The)
Line upon Line
Lines
Linen Goods
Lingo
Lingua Franca
Lining of the Pocket
Linnæan System
Linne (The Heir of)
Linsey-woolsy Million (The)
Linspe (French, 2 syl.)