Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of fenland.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • After the bridge came a mere apology for a road, floundering through the fenlands bordering the Orne.

    Death of a Harbormaster

  • In Paddington all Cornwall is latent and the remoter west; down the inclines of Liverpool Street lie fenlands and the illimitable Broads; Scotland is through the pylons of Euston;

    Howards End

  • In Paddington all Cornwall is latent and the remoter west; down the inclines of Liverpool Street lie fenlands and the illimitable Broads; Scotland is through the pylons of Euston; Wessex behind the poised chaos of Waterloo.

    Howards End

  • This was curious; for Wordsworth's men were of the rocks and fells, and not of the fenlands or flats.

    A Miscellany of Men

  • At any rate swamp and fenlands in England are always especially rich in gay grasses or gorgeous fungoids; and seem sometimes as glorious as a transformation scene; but also as unsubstantial.

    Alarms and Discursions

  • In former times it had been surrounded by aguish marshes which had rendered the town unhealthy, but now that modern enterprise had drained the fenlands, Beorminster was as salubrious a town as could be found in

    The Bishop's Secret

  • And even as we talked with this party, another man rode in from the Tone fenlands, and he had seen the march of the West Welsh men, and knew that Gerent's force was halted at Norton.

    A Prince of Cornwall A Story of Glastonbury and the West in the Days of Ina of Wessex

  • He, the Heron, prowling about the fenlands of Norfolk to pick off straggling Frenchmen and looking out for the Danes, had heard all the news from the landsfolk.

    Hereward, the Last of the English

  • Until that moment in Stamford it would have been said that no steadier lad lived in all the fenlands than Barnabas Sackett, nor one who brought better from his fields than I, or did better at the eeling in the fens that were my home.

    NPR Topics: News

  • Storm surges can suddenly overtop shoreline defences that seemed sufficient the day before, spreading their watery fingers across fenlands and farms.

    Energy Bulletin -

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