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  • proper n. A national park in Wiltshire and Hampshire, southern England.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an area of woods and heathland in southern Hampshire that was set aside by William I as Crown property in 1079; originally a royal hunting ground but now administered as parkland; noted for its ponies


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  • Created in the 11th century by William the Conqueror for deer hunting, the New Forest is the largest area of original woodland, heath land and unenclosed pasture remaining in England, covering nearly 600 square kilometers.

    Foraging in the New Forest

  • The New Forest is a wild, uninhabited stretch of heath and woodland, many of the trees gnarled and aged, and its very wildness, the lack of cultivation, the ruggedness, made it strongly attractive in my eyes, and suggested my own country.

    IX. Outdoors and Indoors

  • It is an old story that names do not fit things; it is an old story that the oldest forest is called the New Forest, and that Irish stew is almost peculiar to England.

    A Miscellany of Men

  • The place he thus cleared is still called the New Forest, though it is a thousand years old.

    Young Folks' History of England

  • The New Forest is a delight for foodies of all descriptions.

    Life and style |

  • There were similar results in places such as Elmbridge, New Forest, Wealden, Shepway, Teignbridge, Mendip and West Devon – and many more.

    Lib Dem collapse in local elections is good news for David Cameron

  • Ray Dale's parents and Granny Side in the New Forest, 1962.

    Family life

  • He said to me that he had a nasty feeling it was from a small patch of Creeping Water Primrose, recalls his wife Catherine, who just happens to be the non-native plants officer for the New Forest.

    Invasive non-native species: attack of the aliens

  • Knight Frank Hill Top House, which is located close to the village of Beaulieu in the New Forest, about 12 miles from Southampton, is listed with Knight Frank for £2.75 million $4.3 million.

    English Forest Home

  • Not ready for retirement, in 2007 he opened TerraVina—a boutique hotel with a Napa-inspired restaurant—in the New Forest with his wife Nina.

    One Sommelier's Fairy-Tale Success


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