Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In physical geography, the hilly country or upland on the interior side of a coastal plain; so called because it was a land-surface before the coastal plain was raised from the sea.
“It hurt to be playing that sloppily, because the course had an old-land feeling I love, its holes fit into the natural landscape like neatly chiseled tenons into their mortises.”
“Forby tells us, for "arable land which has been laid down in grass more than two years, q.d. _old-land_.”
“Heresy, schism, atheism, socialism and anarchy openly joined hands to rob these poor people of the only treasure they had brought with them from the old-land, -- their Catholic Faith.”
“Then, most striking contra-distinction of all to the old-land culture, there was unconsciousness of self -- face to sunlight, radiant of the joy of life, not anaemic and putrid of its own egoism.”
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