an undulating generally treeless upland with sparse soil — usually used in plural
b :plural and often capitalized: treeless chalk uplands along the south and southeast coast of England
2 :often capitalized : a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England
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The law does not concern itself with trifles; - a principle of law, that even if a technical violation of a law appears to exist according to the letter of the law, if the effect is too small to be of consequence, the violation of the law will not be considered as a sufficient cause of action, whether in civil or criminal proceedings.