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  • n. Plural form of champaign.

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Examples

  • From her tall precipice and terraced gardens she looks far and wide on the sea and broad champaigns.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • He deems that she now has fled from cities to dwell on the robuster champaigns of Illinois and Kansas.

    Shandygaff

  • Doubleday, Page & Company as the "garage," or on walks that summer between the Country Life Press and the neighboring champaigns of

    Mince Pie

  • Street which had mocked and repelled him suddenly became alluring with its champaigns of light and inviting stretches of darkness.

    The Inside of the Cup — Complete

  • The "able editor" cares naught for purple hills, unless they contain mineral; for broad champaigns unless the soil be good; for flashing brooks unless they can be made to turn a millwheel or water a cow.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • Torn from the dear fat soil of champaigns hopefully tilled,

    The Story of Rouen

  • The enclosure of the common fields of England by hedge or wall, whereby the country has been changed from a land of open champaigns and large vistas to one of parterres and cattle-pens, constitutes a revolution in the social and economic life of the nation.

    Tales of the Ridings

  • The shovelfuls of loam, black as jet, brought there by the river when it was as wide as the whole valley, were an essence of soils, pounded champaigns of the past, steeped, refined, and subtilized to extraordinary richness, out of which came all the fertility of the mead, and of the cattle grazing there.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • Smiling champaigns of flowers and fruit hardly do this, for they are permanently harmonious only with an existence of better reputation as to its issues than the present.

    The Return of the Native

  • All around vast horizons and enchanting sites -- meadows, vines, olives, green champaigns; mountains and hills, rivers, brooks, lagoons, and the sea.

    Historical Lectures and Essays

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