Correction line

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(Surv.) a parallel used as a new base line in laying out township in the government lands of the United States. The adoption at certain intervals of a correction line is necessitated by the convergence of of meridians, and the statute requirement that the townships must be squares.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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