from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Two roughly parallel ranges of chalk hills in southeast England. The North Downs extend about 161 km (100 mi) from west to east; the South Downs, about 105 km (65 mi). Both are sheep-rearing areas.

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  • proper n. the South Downs.


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