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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A range of hills extending about 257 km (160 mi) southward from the Cheviot Hills on the Scottish border to central England. Sometimes called "the backbone of England,” it rises to 893.7 m (2,930 ft) at Cross Fell.

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  • proper n. A low mountain range stretching through north central England.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a system of hills in Britain that extend from the Scottish border in the north to the Trent River in the south; forms the watershed for English rivers

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