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

  • A lowland district of eastern England west and south of the Wash. Early attempts by the Romans to drain the area were abandoned by Anglo-Saxon times. Modern-day reclamation of the Fens began in the 17th century.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A marshy area in eastern England


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