The New International Encyclopædia/No Man's Land
NO MAN'S LAND. (1) A region 170 miles in length and about 35 in width, north of Texas, ceded to the United States in 1850 and made a part of Oklahoma in 1890. Between those years the district was under no form of government, and became a resort of outlaws.
(2) A narrow district on the line between Delaware and Pennsylvania. Although it is held to belong to Pennsylvania, some of the inhabitants perform their legal obligations in Delaware, while others do not recognize their citizenship in either State.