from The 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.


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  • 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.

    The Italian Summer

  • Forby tells us, for "arable land which has been laid down in grass more than two years, q.d. _old-land_."

    Notes and Queries, Number 63, January 11, 1851

  • 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.

    Catholic Problems in Western Canada

  • 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.

    The Freebooters of the Wilderness

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