Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Marshy land; fens; specifically, in England, the marshy region in Cambridge, Norfolk, Lincoln, and adjacent counties, now in great part reclaimed.
- n. low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water
- fen + land (Wiktionary)
“The river Tern, which flows south from the Weald Moors – an ancient fenland that had been drained by the 18th century – met the Severn at Atcham and backed up across fields into parkland at Attingham.”
“The fenland landscape may be flat and dreary; these stories are anything but.”
“The 30 fiercely imagined stories in Jon McGregor's collection share an extraordinary topophilia: each bears as its subtitle the name of a fenland town or village, and even in tales that range widely across space and time we never lose touch with the flat Lincolnshire landscape.”
“In the morning the water was back on, and I felt very grateful to some poor soul who had probably had to spend a freezing night in a fenland ditch somewhere, digging up pipes.”
“Years ago, on hearing that my family would be moving from Cornwall to fenland Lincolnshire, a friend's father sympathised: I was stationed there during the war.”
“I found this one on my fenland tour whilst out picking-off candidates for Classic Constructs, a new book for later on in the year.”
“Startlingly white in this green and yellow landscape, it is a refreshing curve amongst the fenland horizontals.”
“Drifting curtains of fenland rain obscured everything from 20 yards so that, pedalling round the perimeter, the only indications of intense activity were waves of clatter from each dispersal as ground crews completed the arming of the Lancasters.”
“The fenland churchyards served as refugia for several species that were very hard to find anywhere else, including Discus rotundatus which was quite rare in the fens, although very common everywhere else in Britain except for the highlands of Scotland.”
“When I was mapping the non-marine molluscs of Britain for the 1st edition of the Michael Kerney Atlas, I was living on the edge of the fenland in East Anglia, England.”
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