- n. The open pasture land of South Africa.
- n. elevated open grassland in southern Africa
- From obsolete Dutch veldt (now veld), from Proto-Germanic *fulþuz, *felþan ( > English field). (Wiktionary)
“20 - 1570 Thabo Madgaremele (13) (son of Roseline) found shot upheld in veld, Tseki, EC”
“20 - 1570 Thabo Madgaremele (13) (son of Roseline) found shot passed in veld, Tseki, EC”
“20 - 1571 Roseline Madgaremele (27) found shot passed in veld, Tseki, EC”
“20 - 1571 Roseline Madgaremele (27) found shot upheld in veld, Tseki, EC”
“The Commercial Farmers 'Union (CFU), which represents 4,500 mostly white commercial farmers, said in a statement that bush fires, locally known as veld fires, set by farm occupiers have been spreading throughout the country.”
“Those tossed out of cars travelling through the veld were the most dangerous.”
“Negotiations, then, must not be unduly hurried while the veld was a bare russet-coloured dust-swept plain.”
“But, as a rule, the kopje of the veld is a lonely hill, a mass of igneous rock -- flat-topped or sharp-pointed.”
“Many have known the breath of the pampas beyond the Amazon; the soft pungency of the wattle blown across the salt-bush plains of Australia; the friendly exhilaration of the prairie or the chaparral; the living, loving loneliness of the desert; but yonder on the veld is a life of the night which possesses all the others have, and something of its own besides; something which gets into the bones and makes for forgetfulness of the world.”
“The majority of South Africans had not been exposed to the country's natural heritage in the way many white people had in the apartheid era through initiatives such as veld schools.”
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