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DIVIDE

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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 331 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DIVIDE, a word used technically as a noun in America and the British colonies for any high ridge between two valleys, forming a water-parting; a dividing range. For special senses of the verb " to divide " (Lat. di-videre, the latter part of the word coming from a root seen in Lat. vidua, Eng. " widow "), meaning generally to split up in two or more parts, see DIVISION. In a parliamentary sense, to divide (involving a separation into two sides, Aye and No) is to take the sense of the House by voting on the subject before it.
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