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Metes and Bounds: 

Metes and Bounds is a method used to describe the boundaries of a piece of land. It involves using distances (metes) and directions (bounds) from a starting point, following a series of lines to create a shape that outlines the property. This helps people understand the size and shape of a specific piece of land.

Example: 

Let's say you're describing a rectangular piece of land. You might start at a specific point, let's say the southwest corner, and describe the length of the west boundary (200 feet), the length of the north boundary (100 feet), the length of the east boundary (200 feet), and the length of the south boundary (100 feet). This would give someone a complete understanding of the size and shape of the piece of land.

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"Wit & Whimsy with the Dumb Ox: Unlocking Knowledge with Rhyme:"

Metes and bounds, oh what a sound!
It's a way to tell, where land can be found.
You start at a point, like the tip of your nose,
Then measure in feet, which way the land goes.

North, south, east, or west,
Each direction's important, to define the rest.
It's like a treasure map, but for land,
Showing exactly where it does stand.

So if you're ever lost, or can't find your way,
Remember metes and bounds, and you'll save the day!

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