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the dotted line

The line on which one must write one's signature, usually in order to agree to or purchase something. Once you sign on the dotted line, you'll be the owner of a brand-new car!
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The dotted line reporting is up through the legal org chart.
Re-erect boundary pillars on the ruins of old pillars that were laid along blue dotted line during 1922-24.
Horizontal segment is along blue dotted line that was surveyed and 67 pillars were erected along this segment during 1922-24.
Black crayon marks three sorts of paths or fields, dotted line closing into solid, echoing the blocks' width and length.
As I felt my way off a freeway onto an exit ramp, I realized highway engineers have added a new wrinkle: thick dotted lines.
A dotted line means some engineer, somewhere, sometime, thought you could safely cross the line to pass or to change lanes.
The colored dotted lines on the sketches show that the card's bottom half must extend beyond the image.
The dotted lines mean those scores are made on the back of the card--that edge will fold toward you.
Detach the ballot found between pages 88 and 89 along dotted lines.
It is nice to see that the whole of King George V Drive, Heath, Cardiff, has just had the dotted lines repainted for residents-only parking.
With animated X's and O's and circles with numbers connected by dotted lines swirling with each click, the Coach's Edge Website (http://www.
Hard at work with their crayons, they traced the shapes of numbers made of dotted lines and colored pictures of a fierce-looking hammerhead shark for a science lesson.
These feather imprints are shown as dotted lines in the sketch of the fossil above.
On the map, the dotted lines marking private roads have such names as Photoflash, Rocket and Phosphorous.