from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
- noun One who lives in or farms the open fields.
- Same as
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
plain; a flat expanseof land; a champaign.
- noun A species of landscape that is flat and open.
- noun The level open countryside, as distinct from the mountains, forests or towns.
- noun agricultural common land; land that is not
- noun Someone who farms land that is not enclosed.
- noun A
battlefield, especially when flat and open.
- noun A field of inquiry or study.
- adjective Flat or level and open, like a champian.
- adjective Level; equal; on a par with one another.
- adjective agricultural Of land that is not
enclosed; of land that is common.
- adjective Pertaining to land that is not enclosed.
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We were walking on grass now, and I saw that the tentcathedral had been pitched on a champian surrounded by semi-fortified houses; its insubstantial belfries looked down upon their parapets.
Daylight and champian discovers not more: this is open.
Island of Barrakoase or elce called Cock Island.  this Isl'd lieth in under the land, and is inhabbited with 7 or 8 families, as our pilot gave us an account. our former new Barkque, as wee heard, was taken into thiss river of barrakoase, and all butt one distroyed. the land here is high champian land far in the cuntry, butt near the water side low and Mangrovey.
only a 7 time tour de france champian could beat a car, bsnyc is going on a snobatical in july then!